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Wednesday, November 25, 1914 (continued)


[G 5330 (continued)]
B is the unfinished pit.
A is cased in stone below, then mud brick and above rubble. The mud brick was much weathered before the rubble wall was built. In the debris near the foot of the mud brick casing, a number of potsherds, [ILLUSTRATION] red ware cups [14-11-131, 14-11-132], two scarabs (one minute) [14-11-123, 14-11-124], an ivory wand [14-11-128], a blue marble kohl pot with alabaster lid [14-11-125], [ILLUSTRATION] small [jar] of fine drab ware [14-11-129], a rude faience cup (minute) [ILLUSTRATION] [14-11-126], beads, etc. This group appears to me New Kingdom or perhaps a little earlier, and come from an intrusive burial.

News of the capture of Bassorah by the British-Indians. Official report of a skirmish between Bikanir camel men (twenty in number) and Turks (or Bedouin) not far from el-Kantara. Twenty coast guards captured by Turks, thirteen B.C. killed and two native officers, three B.C. wounded. The five survivors reached main supports. Claim to have wiped out two small parties of about twenty each and to have been driven in fighting by about three hundred (300) cavalry.
Fighting between Wasta and Vistula appears to be turning in favor of Russians.

Thursday, November 26, 1914

Work on spaces east and south of G 5230 S, on G 5330, and behind G 5230 W.

Wind still southwest - cloudy.

Clearing entrance to G 5230 S and in front thereof. Some fragments of granite statuettes.

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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
    11/25/1914; 11/26/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.