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Thursday, January 14, 1915 (continued)

To the East of the temple mound are large low heaps of debris representing the cemetery area outside the city. This looked to me to have been pretty well plundered.
The southern mound is called Tel Temai el Amdîd. This is the site of Thmuis, and contains Roman remains largely. Mr. Edgar said that here the sebbakhim have from time to time found valuable pieces of gold jewelry, and in a little store-house belonging to the Service on the site, were a number of very good Greek inscriptions and parts of marble statues. This is a site while would not be so badly affected by water as Tanis. This is the season when the water, though it is falling, is still quite high in the Nile, but at Mendes there was no water in evidence and the ground was already dry and firm. I made several snap shots with my Kodak, and was very sorry that I had not brought Bechari with the large camera. This was really the first city site that I had ever seen in Egypt, and the general appearance of the ground with evidence on every side of digging by sebbakhim was very discouraging.

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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
    01/14/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.