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Thursday, December 9, 1915 (continued)

[(5) Along enclosure wall west of G 4611 (continued)]
are let down to the floor, the space is filled in level with the railroad tracks and the tracks laid over the filled excavation to the area beyond. The blocks are mostly in the sand. They can only have been cast down by man with some later (as if men had quarried the wall for stone) (cf. causeway?), after the construction of G 4611.

Said left in the evening for Quft, to meet Dunham Saturday morning and go on to Gamai.

Friday, December 10, 1915
day 43

Dunham left in the evening for Gamai. Gave him five pages of instructions.
Mr. Kemp called. Made provisional arrangement for him to assist the expedition.

Work on
(1) G 4712 A
(2) G 4611 A
(3) area west of G 4611

(1) G 4712
Finished pit G 4712 A. Had been completely plundered. In debris, flint flake, few fragments copper model, few cylinder beads, fragments of gold leaf and end of the top of the head rest found in G 4812 B (see pageS 55 and 56, December 5, fits on left side of drawing).

(2) G 4611
Finished pit G 4611 A. Completely plundered.

(3) West of G 4611
Continued excavation of upper sand west of G 4611, working road in between great blocks of stone. Uncovered the south ends of two mastabas.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    12/09/1915; 12/10/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
    Walter Kemp

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4612

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4614

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • 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.
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Walter Kemp

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