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Sunday, January 3, 1915

Work on
(1) G 5010 pits A and B
(2) debris back of G 5110, south end
(3) street before G 4920
(4) pits G 4920 A, G 4930 A, G 4940 B

(1) G 5010
Pits G 5010 A and B were manifestly cut in the rock after the masonry lining above had been made.


Monday, January 4, 1915
Day of rest for the men.

This morning rifle fire was carried out across the valley against the cliff north of the camp. One bullet whistled over the camp, another dropped between the house and the men's barracks. Mrs. Reisner and Mary returning from morning ride were warned not to come up to the camp. Mrs. Reisner came up - much alarmed. Wrote to General Bridges and firing was stopped.
The artillery made a grand parade across the desert between us and pyramid III and out into the distance.
Persistent rumors that the Turks intend to attack Egypt. American missionaries just arrived estimate now eighty thousand (80,000) Turks in Palestine (thirty thousand (30,000) at Gaza) with guns and provisions. All American were ordered out of Turkey - to be out by December 28. This looks as if the Turks were concentrating and afraid of spying.

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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
    01/03/1915; 01/04/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    General Bridges
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American

Tombs and Monuments 5

Published Documents 2

People 4

Modern People

  • General Bridges

    • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.