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Diary Transcription: begin page 88
Monday, March 8, 1915 (continued)

This was a day of rest for the men and very fortunately for them because there was a severe sandstorm all day.
Received a telegram from Dr. Reisner from Debba, Sudan, stating that he will arrive at Kareima Wednesday morning on his way back to Cairo.

Tuesday, March 9, 1915

Work was finished on the small mastabas in the east extension. In the debris was found a rough limestone block with an inscription. Most of the men were withdrawn from the work and set to collecting the railroad and cars which had been loaned to us by Dr. Reisner and stacking them neatly. We also began packing up our stuff to move to Mit Rahineh. Sent off a letter to Dr. Gordon about the work and enclosing several photographs. Also one to Mr. Coxe. Reis Mahmud returned from the city after dark; he had secured seven tents for £E 21. Which is not a bad price, considering the increased cost of materials. He had remained in the city over night and all today in order to get the tents packed up and shipped to Badreshein, the railway station of Mit Rahineh.

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Details

  • 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
    03/08/1915; 03/09/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Dr. Gordon
    Eckley B. Coxe Jr., American, 1872–1916
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Dr. Gordon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor from Philadelphia
  • Eckley B. Coxe Jr.

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1872–1916
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. 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).