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Diary Transcription: begin page 15
Saturday, December 19, 1914 - Tuesday, January 12, 1915 (continued)

…distance from Simbellawin, which in turn is a town not far from Mansourah, where Mr. Edgar lives. The other is a large group of mounds near Dessuk in the northwestern part of the Delta. Mr. Edgar very kindly invited me to come down to Mansourah some day and we would run over and see Simbellawin.
Dr. Reisner has been working in his old area among the large mastabas just behind the Cheops pyramid. Mr. Story arrived from the Boston Museum on the evening of Jan. 6th to assist him in his work.

Wednesday, January 13, 1915

I decided to make a visit to Mausourah and left Cairo this morning, having sent a wire to Mr. Edgar that I was coming. Took the Alexandria Express as far as Tanta, and then the local to Mansourah, where I arrived about the middle of the afternoon. Mr. Edgar met me at the station and took me to his house; he is alone now, his wife and children being in England, so he was able to accommodate me. Then as he had some official work to attend to I took a walk about the town and along the bank of the river.

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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; 01/13/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

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. Lyman Story

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA