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Diary Transcription: begin page 91
Wednesday, March 10, 1915 (continued)

The cemetery is left under guard and as the chambers at the bottom of the shafts are never opened until they are to be registered they will be quite safe. The chambers which were found open never have anything left in them except perhaps the body itself.


Friday, May 12, 1916

Mr. Sanborn, who had joined our Expedition the preceding October, rode over to the Pyramids to make the measurements and notes on the burials in the cemetery area cleared by us the preceding year. Bechari Mahfud, our native photographer, is to be sent to make photographs of the various tomb chambers as they are cleared and recorded.

Tuesday, May 23, 1916

Mr. Sanborn reports from the Giza cemetery that he has cleared and measured 140 shafts to date.

Saturday, May 27, 1916

Sanborn arrived from the Giza cemetery to spend a couple of days at Memphis. The smaller graves are now recorded, some 240 in all. A deep shaft in mastaba…

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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
  • Display Page Dates
    03/10/1915; 05/12/1916; 05/23/1916; 05/27/1916
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Ashton Sanborn, American, 1882–1970
    Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People