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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, December 19, 1915 (continued)

means of railroad line I. The new main line is X.

Murray came to dinner. Snow Bey killed at first skirmish at Sollum. Egyptian Mamur went over to the Turks. German and Turkish officers (thirteen) landed off submarine.

Monday, December 20, 1915
Day of rest for men.

Tuesday, December 21, 1915
day 52

Work
(1) finishing clearance of old railroad embankment line I south of G 4714 and G 4712
(2) clearing G 4510 A
(3) beginning street east of G 4410.

(1) South of G 4714 and G 4712
No developments worthy of note in clearing away under railroad line I.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4510
Emptied sand from G 4510 A. Old drift sand. Few R.P. [red polished?] potsherds, ordinary brown models, one limestone ear, one limestone ball, fragments of bronze models.

(3) East of G 4410
Started clearing street east of G 4410.

Visitors Col. Goodin and Mrs. Wallaston. Berks. Yeomanry.

Wednesday, December 22, 1915
day 53

Work on
(1) street east of G 4410
(2) pit G 4410 A
(3) opened G 4614 A

(1) East of G 4410
Clearing street east of G 4410, dump of hard debris on floor near corner under sand.

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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
    12/19/1915; 12/20/1915; 12/21/1915; 12/22/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Colonel Goodin
    Egyptian Mamur
    Mr. Murray
    Mrs. Wallaston
    Snow (Bey)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4410

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4614

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4714

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Colonel Goodin

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Egyptian Mamur

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • Mr. Murray

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Nubian dictionary
  • Mrs. Wallaston

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Snow (Bey)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates