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Friday, January 7, 1910 (continued)


Miss Ames and a friend visited the excavations in the afternoon.

Saturday, January 8, 1910 to Sunday, January 9, 1910

Continued clearing sand from northwest part of fore court. In the sand, fragments of Old Kingdom pottery. [ILLUSTRATION] 1. coarse red ware. 2. soft brown ware. 3. red washed.
On Sunday morning began cutting mud debris from among house walls in upper mud stratum of strip 1. These appear to be only foundation walls, one half brick wide. Between the south wall of temple and south wall of houses there are at two places mounds of alabaster fragments (broken statues). The potsherds are all older then the New Kingdom.

Monday, January 10, 1910

Day of rest.

Tuesday, January 11, 1911

Work continued on sand in northwest part of fore court and on mud strip 1.
In the mud many fragments of alabaster statues. Some of these pieces seem to be from alabaster triads (Lower Egypt) corresponding to the slate triads of 1908 (Upper Egypt). In room I 11, a crystal eye set in bronze from a decayed wooden statuette. In room I 4, the upper half of an unfinished diorite statuette [margin note (no. 12 [= published no. 30])]. In room I 11, a small vase, [ILLUSTRATION] reddish brown ware, red wash smoothed. Also a flint chip [ILLUSTRATION].

Wednesday, January 12, 1910

Work continued as yesterday. Finished block of sand on northwest of court, and began small block 10 x 14 meters directly in front of central door. Finished clearing house walls in strip 1. On western side of room I 4 a level with foot of house walls, (1) fragments of diorite statuette of Menkaure (upper [margin note in red] (no. 11 [= published no. 36]) [end margin note in red]

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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
    01/07/1910, 01/08/1910, 01/09/1910, 01/10/1910, 01/11/1910, 01/12/1910
  • Mentioned on page
    Miss Ames
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

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.
  • Miss Ames

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