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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: West diary, begin page 5

December 31, 1912 (continued)

[G 2000 (continued)]
[ILLUSTRATION] West wall of chamber behind north niche in G 2000. The line starts with the second course and runs up diagonally to the top of the fifth course. The purpose of the line is not clear to me.

[ILLUSTRATION] bottom of niche.

a, a = unfinished blocks.
b = niche.
c, c = level of chamber.
d, d = joints made by corner of chamber walls meeting outside casing. Does not run below fourth course from top.

The chamber is dressed with small squared blocks laid against the large rough filling blocks on the northwest and south sides. The floor is either unfinished or almost wholly destroyed.

Dr. Reisner and myself spent all day in G 2381 A, having lunch tea and dinner served there. About one hundred sixty (160) objects were recorded and removed before 9:30 p.m. when we stopped work.

Wednesday, January 1, 1913

Dr. Reisner and myself spent all day in G 2381 A, but stopped work at 5:30 p.m. At this time about three hundred (300) objects had been removed. A description of this wonderful collection will be found

microfilm: West diary, end page 5

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
    12/31/1912; 01/01/1913
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.