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Sunday, March 1, 1914

G 4821
Pit and chamber G 4821 B finished.

East of G 4720
Worked continued east of G 4720 on sand debris.

G 4733
Pit and chamber G 4733 E entirely cleared finding a few more common beads, fragments of copper, a piece of gold plate, and seven more models (alabaster).

Monday, March 2, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, March 3, 1914

East of G 4720
Work continued all day removing sand debris east of G 4720.

Wednesday, March 4, 1914

East of G 4720
Work as yesterday, exposing two intermediate crude mastabas, and clearing hard mud debris at bottom of street east of G 4720.

Thursday, March 5, 1914

East and south of G 4720
Work as yesterday. Work also started south and southeast of G 4720 clearing sand debris and exposing the north ends of two well faced mastabas.

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Friday, March 6, 1914

South and southeast of G 4720
Work continued in street south and southeast of G 4720 removing sand and limestone debris. Two small fragments of clear alabaster were found southeast.

G 4710
Work started clearing sand from pit in G 4710 at 2 p.m. progressing at the rate of 1 meter an hour.

East of G 4720
Work finished in street east of G 4720.

Sandstorm continuing all day.

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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
    03/01/1914; 03/02/1914; 03/03/1914; 03/04/1914; 03/05/1914; 03/06/1914
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4722

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4723

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4724

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4725

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4733

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4821

    • 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.