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Diary Transcription: begin page 90
Wednesday, March 10, 1915 (continued)

We seem to have exhausted the possibilities of the area in the cemetery which Dr. Reisner placed at our disposal. In the extension at the east the mastabas are all very poor, badly damaged and rifled, and we did not find a single museum piece. As the cemetery extends southward the tombs grow smaller and poorer and would hardly repay excavation under our present conditions. There remains, it is true, a great many mastabas west of the area which we have excavated, and we might extend our work in this direction indefinitely, but it is quite likely that Dr. Reisner himself will wish to continue the work here. Then, too, since the Service des Antiquités have given us the highly important site of Memphis it is desirable that we begin our work there at once.
As Mr. Story has to depart, I am left quite alone to look after the work and have to go with the workmen to Memphis to organize the work there. There still remains considerable recording work to be done at Giza, mainly in connection with the burial shafts. This will have to be done at some future date.

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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
    03/10/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
    Service des Antiquités

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • 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.
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA

Institutions 1

  • Service des Antiquités

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Egyptian antiquities service; precursor to Supreme Council of Antiquities.