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Sunday, March 17, 1912 (continued)

[Howard] Carter, Lord Carnarvon, Dr. Johnson and P. Newberry visited excavations. There have been a great number of visitors but I have not set down their names.

The following objects were found in the debris in front of G 2200 [= G 5080]:
1. fragments of knee and of shoulder of a red granite statue, life-size.
2. fragment of arm of a life-size statue of finest alabaster [MFA 47.2044].
3. fragment of arm of small alabaster statuette.
At north end:
4. fragments of foot of black granite statue life-size.
5. flint knife (tip broken off) [MFA 12.1355].

[ILLUSTRATION]

At south end:
6. top of a false door of [GLYPHS] [Neferi] [MFA 12.1393]
7. part of a false door of a [GLYPHS] [MFA 12.1490]

Monday, March 18, 1912

Day of rest.
Dr. and Mrs. Merriman.

Tuesday, March 19, 1912

Work continues along face of G 2130. In front of northern niche there is a big block (for offerings?). In

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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
    03/17/1912; 03/18/1912; 03/19/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Dr. Johnson
    George Herbert, British, 1866–1923
    Howard Carter, British, 1874–1939
    Percy N. Newberry
    Neferi (east of G 2180 and G 5080)
    Dr. and Mrs. Merriman
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 6

Ancient People

  • Neferi (east of G 2180 and G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragments of limestone false door (MFA 12.1393 + MFA 12.1498 + MFA 12.1515) inscribed for Neferi, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S Sps nswt smr pr] overseer of the department of palace attendants, noble of the king, companion of the house; found east of G 5080 (MFA 12.1393) and east of G 2180 (MFA 12.1498 and MFA 12.1515) (incorrectly attributed to G 2185 in P-M III, p. 81).

Modern People

  • Dr. Johnson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • 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.
  • George Herbert

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1866–1923
    • Remarks 5th Earl of Carnarvon; Excavator and collector. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Howard Carter

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1939
    • Remarks Egyptologist, artist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Percy N. Newberry

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

Groups 1