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Friday, December 18, 1914

Entered the basin at Port Said early in the morning. I had cabled from London to Dr. Reisner the name of the steamer on which I would arrive and he evidently had made arrangements to facilitate my landing. While I was still in my cabin I was surprised by a knock at the door, and a police official inquired my name and asked me if I did not desire to proceed to Cyprus. I informed him that I was proceeding to Cairo, at which point he seemed rather puzzled. The incident created some excitement among the stewards, as they evidently though a German spy was being snatched. The police officer then informed me that I should let him know when I was ready to go ashore, as the police launch was waiting. After breakfast I was taken with my lighter luggage in the police launch to the Customs House, and was passed through without any difficulties being made. I had to wait for the boxes to come ashore on the regular P.+O. barge, and as soon as the were all gathered together, I secured an Inspector…

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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
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  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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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.