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Wednesday, March 11, 1914 (continued)

[G 4720 (continued)]
Door of rough masonry to south.

Between G 4620 and G 4610
Work continued west in street between G 4620 and G 4610.
Work stopped in street between G 4620 and G 4610.

Between G 4720 and G 4620
Work started in street west of G 4720 to north of causeway removing debris. East end of causeway moved west from top of G 4720 to G 4620. New turntable put in on causeway with branch running north [ILLUSTRATION].

Thursday, March 12, 1914

G 4720
Work continued in chamber No. G 4720. Many more potsherds found including the following complete pieces; and two broken eggshells.

[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-45, tall pottery neckless shoulder jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-35 or 14-3-36, pottery jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-34, pottery jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-50, pottery model dish]
[ILLUSTRATION] [pottery bowl]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-39, pottery model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-40, pottery model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-41, pottery model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-3-37, pottery model jar]

Between G 4720 and G 4620
Work continued in street between G 4720 and G 4620 removing one of Schiaparelli's dumps.

G 4620
Work started on pit No. G 4620 removing sand debris to a depth of about 8 meters.

Friday, March 13, 1914

G 4720
Work finished on chamber No. G 4720, more potsherds and a few fragmentary ox bones found.

G 4620
Work continued in street west of G 4720 removing sand debris, and uncovering an inscribed stone on east face of G 4620 near south corner [GLYPHS] [Kanefer].
Work continued on pit No. G 4620 to a depth of about 9.5 meters and started on chamber, finding a few potsherds and flint flakes.

Saturday, March 14, 1914

West of G 4720
Work continued in street west of G 4720 removing sand debris.

G 4620
Work finished on pit No. G 4620 and continued in chamber to south.

G 4833
Work started on chamber No. G 4833 A west from pit, which was formerly finished.

G 4831
Work continued (from earlier) on pits Nos. G 4831 C and G 4831 D.

G 4710
One white limestone ear [14-3-18] and several saucers [14-3-10] of ordinary brown ware found under sarcophagus cover in chamber No. G 4710.

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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
    03/11/1914; 03/12/1914; 03/13/1914; 03/14/1914
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    Kanefer (G 4620)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4831

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4833

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Kanefer (G 4620)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4620. Block of inscription with title and name [sS a nswt kAnfr] royal document scribe Kanefer; in situ on east face of G 4620 (near south end).

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.