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Diary Transcription: begin page 44
Monday, February 15, 1915

Day of rest for the men. I went to Cairo on the 8:30 train taking Bechari and one other man with me to bring back the money for the wage list. Went to Congdon’s for mail and then on to the Museum where I stayed until lunch. Coming out of the St. James I met Hafiz and went with him to the bazaars where I met a Sergeant whom I had known at Mena Camp. He was on night picket duty in Cairo and asked me to meet him and take in the sights of the Fish Market. After leaving him at 5 o’clock I went to Shepherds’ Hotel where I met my friend of the Italian Legation and talked with him until 7 o’clock. At eight o’clock started out with the Sergeant and saw the Fish Market from beginning to end. Never again! Came out to Pyramids with four soldiers in a fine auto. Reis Mahmud had four men down to the Mena House and Pyramid to see me safely to Camp.

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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
    02/15/1915
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
  • Mentioned on page
    Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)
    Hafiz
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mr. Congdon

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Hafiz

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Donkey-boy for Clarence Fisher excavations at Giza.
  • 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. Congdon

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

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA