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Diary Transcription:

Diary Transcription: begin page 63
Thursday, February 25, 1915

Letter from William Smith, Captain, A/Provost Marshall enclosing the notices for the guards countersigned by him, and saying that he would have an N.C.O. on duty in addition to the two mounted police.
Field gun, machines gun, and rifle practice carried on today.
Mr. Williams came up this evening with a friend and went to the Sphinx and afterwards climbed to the top of the Cheops Pyramid. Hafiz was with us, - he had brought me some cakes from the wedding feast.
Clearing pits of mastaba 2098 [= G 3098] of dark gravelly debris.
Sections X, Y, Z of white plastered chamber of mastaba 2098 [= G 3098] cleared of sand and mud debris. In each section an inscribed limestone ceremonial basin; also in section X a limestone block with a fine inscription, a stone “log” inscribed; in section Z fragments of large cylindrical pottery vase inscribed.
Finished clearing pits A and B of mastaba 2099 [= G 3099] of dark rubble debris.
Clearing sand from passage between mastabas…

End of page 63

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
    02/25/1915
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
  • Mentioned on page
    Captain William Smith
    Hafiz
    Mr. Williams

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Captain William Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Aide(?) to Provost Marshal at Mena House
  • 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
  • Mr. Williams

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of Autralian Imperial Forces stationed at Mena House