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Diary Transcription: begin page 30
Monday, February 8, 1915

Day of rest for the men.
I left at 7:30 with Hafiz for Abusir and Sakkara. We followed the road on the edge of the desert, stopping first at the Pyramid of Abu Gurab, where the chief thing of interest was the nine alabaster basins where the bulls were sacrificed. From here I went directly to Sakkara, where I visited the Tombs of Ti, Mereruka, the Pyramid of King Onous, mastaba of Ptah-Hotep, and the Serapeum. Had lunch on the Terrace of Marriette’s house. After lunch we started back, stopping at the Pyramids of Abusir where I visited the mastaba of Ptah-Shepses. We came back through the green fields of the Nile Valley. I stopped to look at the Sphinx and went inside the Temple. Reached camp at 5. P.M.
Letter from C.C. Edgar that Dr. Reisner’s guards at Bersheh have had trouble with the police for carrying guns without a license.

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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
    02/08/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette, French, 1821–1881
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hafiz
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • Sphinx

    • Site Name Sphinx Complex

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1821–1881
    • Remarks Pasha; Egyptologist; Professor; Archaeologist of Sphinx Temple. 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.
  • Hafiz

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Donkey-boy for Clarence Fisher excavations at Giza.
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA