Telegraphic address: "GEOSURVEY, CAIRO"
PLEASE ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS
TO THE DIRECTOR
NOT TO INDIVIDUALS,
AND QUOTE THIS No. 757/30
Cairo, 9th December, 1930
Howard Carter, Esq.,
Dear Howard Carter,
Many thanks for your kind reply to my letter, giving me permission to reproduce all the objects mentioned, and in addition the gold coffin. I am grateful to you both for the permission and the kind way in which you have granted it.
My Note on Gold includes a History of Mining and the Use of Gold in Egypt from prehistoric Times to the Arab Conquest. Also an account of the Ancient Mine Plan of the Turin Papyrus, and continues with notes on the evidence of the obtaining of gold of the Eastern Desert as recorded in the Inscriptions. This you will be familiar with, and starts with the record carved on the jambs of the cliff-tomb of Amenemhat at Beni Hassan (XII dynasty). I am having a plate showing the inscription in the Medinet Habu Temple Treasury which records the sources of the gold used in Egypt.
I then give a brief historical account of the Employment of Gold in Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, helped by Lucas and Newberry, personal examination in the Museum, and the works of Mrs Ranson Williams and Vernier. A section follows on the "Later History of Gold in Egypt."
Back to Gold (TAA i.3.14).