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Diary Transcription:

Diary Transcription: begin page 55
Monday, February 22, 1915

Day of rest for the men.
I took the 8:30 train for Cairo and arranged for the bank to send Dr. Reisner £E 40. Went with Hafiz to the mosques of Gamir Refaiyeh, Sultan Hasan, Gamir el- Muaryed, Mardani and Tombs of the Caliphs. Called on Mr. Blanchard. At 5:30 went to a reception at the American Diplomatic Agency. Came out to Hafiz’s village for the second night of the wedding.

End of page 55

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
    02/22/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Hafiz
    Mr. Blanchard
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • 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. Blanchard

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Reisner had a tomb with iron door prepared in 1940 for Mr. Blanchard's antiquities. The role of Mr. Blanchard is not mentioned, but he is perhaps the antiquities dealer of the same name who was based in Cairo. This is perhaps the same Mr. Blanchard who is mentioned in H. Lyman Story's diary, Jan.-Feb. 1915.
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA