- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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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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