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Diary Transcription: begin page 12
Saturday, December 19,1914 - Tuesday, January 12, 1915 (continued)

…to sites in Egypt have been cancelled, these sites will not be thrown open for the present to other Expeditions. The site of Tanis was divided into halves, one half has been held by the French for ten years; the other half had been assigned to Dr. Junker on behalf of the Austrian Expedition. The latter had verified the site the year before the war started, and had made plans to begin work this year; but the French, so far as I can learn, have never made any attempt to work their part of the site. Many of the statues which were lying near the surface at Tanis, have been removed to the Cairo Museum. Dr. Reisner and Mr. Edgar think that the possibilities of Tanis are not as great as our Museum believes. The mounds in winter time are surrounded by water, and even in summer time most of the district around them is a barren unhealthy swamp, and would be a very unhealthy place to work, as well as a very expensive one on account of the water.
On the 2nd of January, I wrote to Mr. Daressy, the acting Director of the Service des Antiquities, applying for concessions.

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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
    12/19/1914-01/12/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Georges Daressy, French, 1864–1938
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Georges Daressy

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1864–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.