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Diary Transcription:

Diary Transcription: begin page 74
Thursday, March 4, 1915

Finished clearing sand from passages between mastaba 3033 and mastabas 3036 and 3037. In front of niche in passage between mastaba 3033 and 3036 a double limestone ceremonial basin with a short inscription on one edge.
Chamber X of mastaba 3036 cleared of sand.
Clearing pits A-F of mastaba 3036 of sand and limestone debris.
Clearing two burial pits of mastaba 3037 of sand.
Clearing deep mass of sand and limestone debris from north of 2080. (=1223) [NOTE: the tomb referred to here is actually G 1227, which is called G 2080 in Fisher and Story’s diaries, and mistakenly called G 1223 throughout Fisher, Minor Cemetery.]
Clearing sand and mud from chamber Y of mastaba 2083 [= G 3083].
Fisher and I went to Cairo on the 8:30 train, going to the bank for money and to arrange for £E. 80 to be telegraphed to Dr. Reisner, to Mr. Xippas for a cheque for $1000.- which was deposited to Dr. Reisner’s H.U.B.M.F.A. account, to Mr. Arnold’s who witnessed signatures on two papers of Dr. Reisner’s, and then to the Museum. Back in camp at 2 P.M. Mr. Xippas told us that £ 100 had been subscribed to the American Relief Fund.

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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
    03/04/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Arnold
    Mr. Xippas
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3083

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Arnold

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks American Diplomatic Agent in Egypt
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA
  • Mr. Xippas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Manager, Vacuum Oil Co.; handles money for HUMFA expedition.