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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, January 23, 1914 (continued)

below (see C5548).
Ashur Mohammed Saleek's father here for a few days.

Street between G 4530 and G 4430 finished:

[ILLUSTRATION]

Showed Mr. Thomas of the Museum the works.

Saturday, January 24, 1914

Work continued as yesterday and one gang spent p.m. clearing pit in small mastaba G 4341 A of sand.

Sunday, January 25, 1914

Work continued as yesterday

[G 4341]
pit G 4341 A reaching a depth of about 15 meters. Top of chamber opening toward south and many pot fragments and one alabaster model:

[ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:2).

and also two halves of different flint flakes.

Monday, January 26, 1914
Men's day off

Tuesday, January 27, 1914

Work on debris and sand all day between G 4330 and G 4340 and also between G 4340 and G 4240.

[G 4341]
And pit G 4341 being continued to chamber, where a chamber opened to the south exposed a skeleton strewn along the south side.

Wednesday, January 28, 1914

Cleared sand and debris from south end of street between G 4240 and G 4340 exposing a few mud walls and a small white limestone room in a small mastaba. Niche found in room. No stela found in back of this room on main mastaba G 4240. A few men dug to find serdab in G 4240 which belonged to this little mastaba.

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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
    04/15/1913 through 06/13/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Ashur Mohammed Saleek
    Mr. Thomas

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4341

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Ashur Mohammed Saleek

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker who died (January 1914).
  • 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.
  • Mr. Thomas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor from BMFA