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Diary Transcription: begin page 23
Thursday, February 4, 1915

Clearing sand from west side of mastaba 2080 [= G 1227], and from chambers and around smaller mastabas to west. In sand at top of ceremonial door at N.E. corner of mud-brick mastaba No. [left blank], a half-round “log” of limestone.
The entrance to a narrow long chamber about from southwest corner of mastaba 2080 [= G 1227] (the chamber joins onto and runs lengthwise of 2080 [= G 1227] to about middle of west side of 2080 [= G 1227]), was opened just before closing work and Reis Mahmoud and I crawled in over the sand. With the exception of the ceremonial door, it appears absolutely plain and devoid of contents. The chamber of limestone blocks with roofing slabs of the same material.
While at the excavations this morning a ricochet struck a few feet from us. I at once notified the sentry. He said it had passed over him. While working outside the mektab another ricochet struck just below the lower camp.
Letter to Fisher from Services des Antiquities that his request for part of the Tanis site had been refused. Telegraphed Fisher.
A letter came in the same mail from Mr. Farnall to Dr. Reisner saying that he thought Fisher would be granted part of the Tanis site.

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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
    02/04/1915
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mr. H. Farnall
    Service des Antiquités

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Mr. H. Farnall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Represented the Ministry of Finance on the Comite d'archaeologie
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA

Institutions 1

  • Service des Antiquités

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Egyptian antiquities service; precursor to Supreme Council of Antiquities.