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Thursday, January 14, 1915

After an early breakfast Mr. Edgar spent most of the morning at his work, while I amused myself as best I could. After a hurried lunch we took at train to Simbellawin and thence went by donkeys to the mounds called Tel Temai about an hour and a half ride to the NE. The rubbish heaps cover a very large area, about a mile and a quarter from north to south; there are two main groups of mounds separated by a modern Canal. The northern mound is called Tel el Rub, and is the site of the Temple of Mendes, which was the capital of Egypt in the XXVI Dynasty. The only visible remains of the building is a great granite shrine of Ahmose II of the XXVI Dynasty. Mr. Edgar told me that the sebbakhim had done much digging here and had he thought removed most of the limestone blocks from the temple walls in order to make lime, and he did not think there was much home of recovering the plan of the building. On the slopes west of the shrine of the shrine were a number of fragments of granite rams. This was the Ram City.

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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
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  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • 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.