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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 15, 1915 (continued)

(2) G 4512
Down about 1.5 meters in G 4512 A, filled with old drift sand.

Thursday, December 16, 1915
day 48

[ILLUSTRATION]

Work on
(1) G 4516
(2) G 4512
(3) [G 4614]

(1) G 4516
Cleared G 4516 including pits A principal pit (sand filled), E a body.

(2) G 4512
G 4512 Clearing sand filled corridor. Finished large pit A. Sand until near bottom. Completely plundered.

(3) G 4614
G 4614 A2, the main pit, has not been plundered since ancient times, owing to the nearby contemporaneous intrusive pit A.

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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
    12/15/1915; 12/16/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4514

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4515

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4517

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

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.