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Diary Transcription: begin page 34
Wednesday, February 10, 1915 (continued)

Wrote Mr. Edgar in regard to the trouble with the guards at Bersheh, enclosing a letter to the police in charge at Bersheh, and a letter stating that the guards were protecting Dr. Reisner’s concession.
While going to the excavations this forenoon Reis Mahmud was stopped by the sentries. He explained to them as best he could that he was going to the works. When he insisted on passing and took hold of the horse’s bridle, the sentry snatched Reis’ stick and struck Reis across the hand and leg. I went down and straightened out the matter and afterwards wrote a letter to General Bridges, C.O. According to Reis one of the sentries said he might pass, but the one who struck him refused to let him by.
Said Hallaby left for Cairo on Monday to get a package of photographic materials for Mr. Fisher, and only got back this afternoon at 4 pm. Reis Mahmud was getting anxious and I think he had sent a man to the police.
Several light showers of rain this afternoon.

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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
    02/10/1915
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    General Bridges
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)

Photos 1

People 7

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 Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • General Bridges

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Said Halabi (expedition carpenter)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition carpenter.