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Diary Transcription: begin page 14
Saturday, December 19, 1914 - Tuesday, January 12, 1915 (continued)

…we brought up the subject of site and I mentioned how difficult it was for us to obtain a concession. He said that last year he made a small excavation on the site of Memphis, in order to preserve some inscribed blocks which the Sebbakhim had exposed. These blocks he said seemed to be part of an important building which was well worthy of excavation, but the complete clearing of which would be a great undertaking. He said that the site had been worked for several years by Professor Petrie, and that he was not sure whether the latter had given up his concession; but he said that he would like to see us undertake Memphis, and suggested that inquiries be made to learn if this were possible. Accordingly on the 12th of January I wrote again to the Service asking if it were possible for me to obtain a concession for Mit-Rahineh (the modern Arab name for the site of Memphis), and whether Petrie had given up his rights to it.
Mr. Edgar also spoke of several large sites in the Delta which he thought might be worth considering. One of these is a short…

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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
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    12/19/1914-01/12/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Sir William Flinders Petrie, British, 1853–1942
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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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.
  • Sir William Flinders Petrie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1853–1942
    • Remarks Father of British Egyptology.