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Diary Transcription: begin page 68
Sunday, February 28, 1915

Finished clearing Pits A, B, C, outside (west) of painted chamber of mastaba 3005.
Clearing sand from chambers of mastabas 3033. Chamber X cleared.
Chamber X of mastaba 3026 cleared of sand. On right of entrance a stone block with a row of men bearing offerings in flat low relief.
Passage between mastabas 3033 and 3034 cleared of sand.
Clearing sand from Pits of mastaba 3034.
Chamber Y of mastaba 3034 cleared of sand.
A severe sandstorm came up this morning and work was stopped at 10:45. Work began again at 1 but stopped shortly after 4. A disagreeable day. Wind N.W.
Many of the soldiers have left today for the front.
Report that the Turks have evacuated the forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles.
Hafiz and Reis Mahmud here this evening.

End of page 68

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
    02/28/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Hafiz
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 3005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3026

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • 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. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA