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Diary Transcription: begin page 17
Friday, January 30, 1915 (continued)

Clearing drift sand from between 3030–3050. Has not been cleared enough to enable me to make out the construction. In sand, in about center of space, was found a fragment of worked limestone with a bit of raised surface.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Near north-east corner of 3050 in sand was found a limestone sacrificial blood(?) basin with two components.

[ILLUSTRATION] =G13

Went with Reis Mahmud to at look at the rain-shelter which was been built over the white tomb.
Showed A.E. Yana (with the Australian troops) representing Irvine Perel, Editor of the “Patriot”, an Australian newspaper, about the excavations. He is going to write about them. He is a fiction writer, Mark Twain being his ideal.

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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
    01/30/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Irvine Perel
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Mr. A.E. Yana
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Irvine Perel

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Editor of Australian newspaper "The Patriot"
  • 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. A.E. Yana

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Reporter(?) with Australian troops stationed at Mena House
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA