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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 16, 1915
day 61

Work on
(1) offering chamber of G 4513
(2) Pits G 5010 A and B
(3) Offering chamber of G 5030
(4) Street between G 5020 and G 5110
(5) street between G 5030 and G 5020

(1) G 4513
Clearing drift sand from chamber of G 4513.

(2) G 5010
Pits G 5010 A and B. Debris of sand mixed with limestone fragments. In G 5010 A, a good deal of dirty debris.

(3) G 5030
Offering chamber of G 5030. Hard packed gravelly debris.

(4) Between G 5020 and G 5120
Street between G 5020 and G 5120. Debris of sand mixed with limestone fragments.

(5) Between G 5030 and G 5020
Street between G 5030 and G 5020 finished.
[ILLUSTRATION]
West - rough and plastered: east-even and heavily plastered, purpose not yet clear.

Sunday, January 17, 1915
day 62

Work on
(1) offering chamber and serdab of G 4513
(2) Pits G 5010 A and B
(3) Offering chamber and serdab of G 5030
(4) Street between G 5020 and G 5110
(5) Pit G 5130 A

(1) G 4513
Clearing offering chamber and serdab of G 4513. The serdab of G 4513 appears to be an older serdab partially destroyed in a reconstruction of the mastaba. Mastaba G 4513 is built against the southeast corner of G 4510. Sand debris.

(2) G 5010
Clearing pits G 5010 A and B. Dark debris mixed with limestone blocks. G 5010 cleared.

(3) G 5030
Clearing offering chamber of G 5030. Sand and hard packed debris. Has been recently excavated. Clearing serdab of G 5030. Debris of sand and limestone blocks.

(4) Between G 5020 and G 5120
Clearing street between G 5020 and G 5120. Hard packed debris and limestone blocks. Has been recently excavated. (by Schiparelli?).

(5) G 5130
Clearing pit G 5130 A of sand.

Monday, January 18, 1915

Day of rest for the men.
Thirty men were sent to Quft to prepare for trip to Kerma.

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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
    01/16/1915; 01/16/1915; 01/17/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • 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.