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Diary Transcription: begin page 13
Saturday, December 19, 1914 - Tuesday, January 12, 1915 (continued)

1st To that part of the site of Tanis (San el-Hagar) not already held by the French Concessionaire;
2nd To that portion of the Giza cemetery not already held by Dr. Reisner.
I hoped the Comité in both cases would open up the site to us because we were an expedition from a University Museum, which had come to Egypt prepared o carry on excavations on a large scale.
On the 7th of January I received a letter from the Service stating that the Comité has decided not grant our application for either Tanis or Giza. Through a private sources I learned that Mr. Farnall, who represents the Ministry of Finance on the Comité and is therefore one of its influential members, was of the opinion that we ought to have these sites on the general principle that it is a very bad practice to allow sites to be covered by blanket concessions to different people who have no present intentions of working them or who are not prepared to do so.
Several days after this, M.C.C. Edgar, who is Chief Inspector of Antiquities for Lower Egypt, was paying a visit at the Pyramids’ Camp,…

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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
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Farnall

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Mr. H. Farnall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Represented the Ministry of Finance on the Comite d'archaeologie