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Sunday, November 29, 1914

Wind still from southwest, sky overcast, cold.

Official reports that Poland campaign is going in favor of Russians. Unofficial reports claim a great victory - the first real smashing blow on either side in the war. The latter are probably premature, to say the least.

Work in front of G 5230 S and G 5232. Pit A of G 5330 and space in front of G 5234 and G 5230 N.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5230
In front of G 5230 N under the pile of stone is a layer of decayed limestone, then carbon dust and ashes, then sand. [ILLUSTRATION] In the sand high up, fragments of black granite statuette x x x x.

G 5232
In G 5232 A, at north end of box the decayed arm of a life-sized wooden statue. On east, a bronze knife, and a deposit of alabaster models.

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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
    11/29/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Published Documents 1

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.