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December 29, 1912 (continued)

[G 2000 continued]
never finished or used. The small mastabas are therefore later in date. The northeast corner of the mastaba Lepsius 23 has been nearly destroyed by weather. This mastaba is of the type in cemetery G 4000, cased [ILLUSTRATION]. Not like cemetery G 1200 etc.

Worked on plan of G 2175 etc. [ILLUSTRATION] At northeast corner of G 2175, the old part, there is a measuring mark as follows: [ILLUSTRATION]

Junker came in the morning to discuss boundaries.

Monday, December 30, 1912

Yesterday (29) got out the rest of the stone in G 2381 A, and two more shorter stones behind it, leaving the fifth and last stone in place. West was present while this last stone was taken out, and sent for me when the stone was clear - at this stage [ILLUSTRATION]. I saw it taken out, and then went down, followed by West. The passage has been stopped as follows:

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  • 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
    12/29/1912; 12/30/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 3

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.
  • 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 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.