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Sunday, April 5, 1914

G 4520
Work continued clearing street west of G 4520. Sand and hard debris thrown out from pit in G 4420.
Work continued clearing chamber G 4520. Finished with exception of a few pottery fragments and a small quantity of drift sand in the southeast corner.

Monday, April 6, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, April 7, 1914

G 4520
Chamber G 4520 B cleared.

G 4420
Pit G 4420 started.
Sand debris north and northeast of G 4420 being cleared via lower causeway.

Wednesday, April 8, 1914

G 4420
Work continued clearing pit G 4420 exposing entrance to chamber at north.
Work continued clearing sand from streets north and west of G 4420.

Thursday, April 9, 1914

G 4420
Work finished on pit G 4420, exposing entrance to chamber at north with many door stones out of position.
Search for a second pit to south, north of causeway on G 4420 going to a depth of about 3 meters, with no result.
Street north of G 4420 being cleared, exposing two small intermediate mastabas [G 4423, G 4424] on its north face.
Work continued west of G 4420 about half of street being entirely cleared of sand.

Friday, April 10, 1914

G 4420
Work continued in street west of G 4420, portion north of causeway being entirely cleared, sand with a little hard debris.

South of G 4520
Work continued in street south of G 4520 in sand.

Saturday, April 11, 1914

G 4420
Chamber in G 4420 opening from pit toward north entirely cleared.

G 4320, G 4220
Pits G 4320 and G 4220 begun, also debris north of G 4320.

Sunday, April 12, 1914

G 4320
Work continued on pit G 4320 exposing door to chamber at west.

G 4220
Work continued on pit G 4220 removing sand.

North of G 4320
Work continued in street north of G 4320 on sand debris.

Monday, April 13, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, April 14, 1914

G 4320
Work finished on pit G 4320 exposing entrance to chamber at west.
Work continued in street north and northwest of G 4320 exposing intermediate pits [G 4321] to north of G 4320.

G 4220
Work continued on pit No. G 4220.

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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
    04/05/1914 through 04/12/1914
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4320

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4321

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4423

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4424

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.