- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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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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