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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 11, 1914 (continued)

[ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, January 12, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, January 13, 1914

[G 4631]
[G 4631 C]: Pit and chamber G 4631 C finished, a few common beads and two small pieces of gold leaf found.

Sand between G 4320 and G 4420 being cleared all day, exposing top of an offering door on east face of G 4320.
Also sand between G 4530 and G 4540 being cleared. Two mud projections in pit continued to be cleared.

Wednesday, January 14, 1914

[G 4530]
[G 4530 A]: Pit G 4530 reached a depth of about 8.5 meters.

Work continued between G 4730 and G 4630 in small pits, and general cleaning up. Sand between G 4540 and G 4530 nearly finished, working on sand between G 4440 and G 4430.
Rails advanced between G 4320 and G 4420 and another turntable put down, rails running as far as between G 4420 and G 4430. (See B2110 photo.)

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/11/1914; 01/12/1914; 01/13/1914; 01/14/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 4320

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4631

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4730

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4740

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • 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.