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Diary Transcription: begin page 87
Sunday, March 7, 1915 (continued)

…one on one of the long inside slopes.
We had a south wind with a mild sand storm.

Monday, March 8, 1915

Fisher went with Reis Mahmud to make the final arrangements about the Mit Rahineh house. We are to take the house on trial for three months at the rate of £E 3 per month, and to start the yearly rate of £E 2 per month if we desire to lease the house. The rent is to be paid quarterly and three months notice is to be given if we desire to discontinue. Reis Mahmud then went into the Bazaars to purchase tents for the men to be used by them at Mit Rahineh. It is not advisable to quarter our men in the village as we want to keep our organization intact and as independent as possible of native local influences. This is especially true in the case of a village like Mit Rahineh. When Petrie worked here, he secured nearly all his laborers from this village and I understand that he lost a great many of his antiquities through theft. If necessary later we can secure boys as basket carries in the works.
Mr. Story continues recording the shafts in the cemetery.

End of Page 87

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    03/07/1915; 03/08/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
    Sir William Flinders Petrie, British, 1853–1942
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Sir William Flinders Petrie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1853–1942
    • Remarks Father of British Egyptology.