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Wednesday, December 29, 1915 (continued)

Went to lunch with Bates. He had given Dunham L 170 (pounds sterling) for Gamai. If we go on, and exceed this, the H.U.B.M.F.A. Expedition pays. Bates to publish whole. Subscription for Kerma L 400 (pounds sterling), of which L 250 (pounds sterling) to be paid here and L 150 (pounds sterling) to my account at Lee Higginson and Company.
Also saw Judge Krabites.

Thursday, December 30, 1915
day 60

Work on
(1) pit G 4411 A
(2) south of G 4410 offering room

(1) G 4411
G 4411 A: Nearly finished. Still sand also in chamber.

(2) South of G 4410 chapel
Sand out westward nearly level with front of G 4414.

In evening I lectured with lantern slides on Giza and Kerma for the soldiers in the Y.M.C.A. but at Mena Camp. 8 to 9:15. Unusual calm on both fronts. Some days ago, a concentration of German-Bulgarians in the Danube was reported. Are these troops intended for Egyptian campaign? Are the Germans preparing for a winter offensive against Egypt?
Telegram yesterday afternoon from Crowfoot permitting me to bring Miss Merkel to Sudan under usual guarantees.

Friday, December 31, 1915
day 61

Work on
(1) Pit G 4411 A
(2) south of G 4410
(3) pit G 4310

(1) G 4411
Finished pit G 4411 A. Completely plundered.

(2) South of G 4410
Finished clearing to face of G 4414 and began clearing south of G 4410.

(3) G 4310
Began clearing G 4310.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The masonry pit is large as in other mastabas. The rock pit narrows. Just under the rock level is a chamber which has been plundered. The pit goes on down - clean white limestone debris.

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Details

  • 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
    12/29/1915; 12/30/1915; 12/31/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Auguste Merkel
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    John Winter Crowfoot, British, 1865–1959
    Judge Pierre Crabites
    Oric Bates

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4410

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4414

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Auguste Merkel

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks German governess for Miss Mary Reisner
  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • John Winter Crowfoot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1865–1959
    • Remarks Archaeologist and educationalist. Husband of Grace Mary Crowfoot. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Judge Pierre Crabites

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Oric Bates

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates