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Diary Transcription: begin page 93
July 1916

While staying on the dahabiyeh at Gezireh Sanborn and I went with the plans to the Giza Cemetery to add certain details of construction which had been omitted or were in question, especially in connection with the sequence of adjoining mastabas. While looking over the objects from our section of the Giza Cemetery, which were stored in one of Dr. Reisner’s houses, we found that the little statue of Mesty (G21) was missing. It transpired that a very fine offering niche was missing from Dr. Reisner’s own works. They were both probably taken at the same time, and by some of his own men, six of whom were dismissed on suspicion. During the past few weeks Dr. Reisner has been spending most of his time at the hospital in Cairo where his daughter was seriously ill with Typhoid Fever. The men had seized this relaxation of authority and were able to get the antiquities away long before the objects were missed.

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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
    July 1916
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Ashton Sanborn, American, 1882–1970
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mesty (in G 3093)

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Mesty (in G 3093)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Statuette (UPM_E13514) inscribed for Mesty, identified as [jmj-r jH] overseer of boat-nets(?); found in small added room east of G 3093 offering room.

Modern People

  • Ashton Sanborn

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1970
  • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner