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Diary Transcription: begin page 67
Saturday, February 27, 1915

Clearing Pits A-E of mastaba 3025 of sand. In Pits C, D, E one nearly complete bowl, and many fragments of pottery bowls and dishes.
Clearing sand and debris from mastaba 3008.
Clearing sand and dark debris from Pits A, B, C outside (west) of painted chamber of mastaba 3005.
Clearing sand from chamber of 3034.
Clearing sand and stone from top of masta[ba] 3034 and sand from between mastabas 3008 and 3026.
I went to Cairo on 10 o’clock train and sent £40 back by man to pay guards (H.U.B.M.F.A. account). Lunch at Continental. Met Marquis Vitale Umberto and Major Irvine at Shepheards at 4 and went with them to the Symphony concert at the Printania Theatre. Tea at Shepheards’ and dinner in Shepheards’. Went to Kursaal Music Hall at 10, where we met Mr. Arnold and Mr. Blanchard. Mena House at 1, the Major and I sharing a taxicab out. The Major spoke of Mr. Arnold’s pro-German feeling. The Major told us a lot about formation of troops. The Turks have evacuated Sinai. The Russians have won a decisive victory at Prasnysz. Marquis Vitale says Italy will surely enter the war before many days.

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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
    02/27/1915
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
  • Mentioned on page
    Major Irvine
    Marquis Umberto Vitale di Pontagio
    Mr. Arnold
    Mr. Blanchard

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 3005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3025

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Major Irvine

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Marquis Umberto Vitale di Pontagio

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Capitaine d'Etat Major, attache of the Italian Diplomatic Agency
  • Mr. Arnold

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks American Diplomatic Agent in Egypt
  • 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