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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: West diary, begin page 11

January 8, 1913 (continued)

[Menkaure quarry cemetery (continued)]
To facilitate the removal of the sand from in front of this tomb, a short piece of track was laid.
The floor of the chamber discovered yesterday [MQ 130] was cleared, and three burial shafts were found. All appear to have been robbed.

Work was completed on mastabas G 2172, G 2175, G 2176, G 2177, G 2178, G 2179, G 2227, which are to be given over to Junker, who wishes to run his railroad line across them.

There were several visitors, Lowell and Wigglesworth of Boston, Blackman of the E.E.F.

Thursday, January 9, 1913

[Menkaure quarry cemetery]
Work today was as yesterday. A short railroad line was laid west of the pit opened yesterday [ILLUSTRATION]. Two cars were used, each making the round trip in less than two minutes, including the time necessary to fill the car.
Chamber "B" [MQ 121] was cleared, and was found to be on a higher level than Chamber "A" [MQ 130], fully 1.5 meters between the two levels.

[ILLUSTRATION]
C [= MQ 132], D [= MQ 120] = Other mastabas on lower level, partially built of masonry.
E = railroad line.
a = biers.
b = it should be noticed the quarry face is dressed only around the doors of A [= MQ 130] and B [= MQ 121].
c = white limestone sarcophagus
The floor of B [= MQ 121] is very rough, there being a difference of fully .5 meters between the northern and southern ends. The door itself is also unfinished.

microfilm: West diary, end page 11

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
    01/08/1913; 01/09/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Aylward Manley Blackman, British, 1883–1956
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Mr. Lowell
    Mr. Wigglesworth
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 2172

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2175

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2176

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2177

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2178

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2179

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • MQ 120

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 121

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 130

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 132

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • Menkaure Quarry

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Aylward Manley Blackman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1883–1956
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. 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.
  • Mr. Lowell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Wigglesworth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Mr. Wigglesworth of Boston