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Sunday, December 12, 1915 (continued)

[Work confined to street east of G 4510 (continued)]
Ran railroad line VII to north end of street clearing off top meter of sand (level with top of roof of room against east face of south end of G 4510). Began working back carrying out sand from north end of street to floor level. On top of the roof of a chamber built against the eastern face of the southern end of G 4510 (opening into corridor of G 4513) there is a deposit of about ten pots some broken of the ordinary coarse red ware type [ILLUSTRATION]. This deposit is opposite the place of the stela and appears to be accidental.

War news: Italians landed at Vallma; double track, Zagazig-Ismailiah progressing rapidly; tension between America and Austia over S.S. Anema; recall of German military and naval attaches at Washington at Res. request; British advance from Kut-el-Amara (unconfirmed); Germans replacing first line troops in France with reserved (?) or reinforcing (?). Reports of German movements are unreliable but apparently they are making important rearrangements of their forces. This may mean larger forces for the "Army of Egypt". American papers do not seem to realize the decisive character of the eastern war.

Monday, December 13, 1915

Day of rest for men.
Mr. Kemp arrived at tea time. He joins the expedition to ink in drawings and do other work.

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    12/12/1915; 12/13/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Walter Kemp

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.
  • Walter Kemp

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition artist