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microfilm: begin page 5

Thursday, December 16, 1915 (continued)

Sadig Osman and Tahir mounted "Rupert" and "Duke" respectively. West of pyramid I they were galloping. "Duke" ran away with Tahir and ran into a British convalescent soldier Pt. Pat Sullivan No. 323, 6th Munster Fusiliers and kicked him unconscious. Tahir was thrown off and cut his right knee badly. Sullivan taken in automobile to Mena House. Tahir arrested. I went down, saw Mulahiz of Police, saw Sullivan, expressed regrets.

Friday, December 17, 1915
day 49

Work on
(1) G 4512
(2) G 4517
(3) G 4614
(4) space between these and Great Wall.

(1) G 4512
Opened plundered serdab in north end (northeast corner). Filled with hard debris. Finished pit A sand. Opened other pits.

(2) G 4517
In G 4517, uncovered small chamber nearly destroyed.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 4614
Opened western row of pits in G 4614 and cleared away walls of intrusive pit A1 exposing pit A2.

(4) Between G 4513, G 4517, G 4614 and enclosure wall
The space between these mastabas G 4513, G 4517, G 4614 and the Great Wall is filled with stones fallen from Great Wall [ILLUSTRATION]. Hard debris below, stone in sand above.
Fallen after construction (after disuse?) of mastaba.

Mr. and Mrs. Quibell brought Miss. Bell, Col. and Lady Leeds to visit excavations. Sir John French replaced by Douglas Haig. Good.

Saturday, December 18, 1915
day 50

Work on
(1) G 4517
(2) G 4614
(3) G 4615
(4) space between G 4615, G 4611 and Great Wall
(5) G 4611
(6) G 4712
(7) G 4714
(8) new railroad line

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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
    12/16/1915; 12/17/1915; 12/18/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Annie Abernethie Quibell, British, 1862–1927
    Douglas Haig
    Gertrude Bell
    James Edward Quibell, British, 1867–1935
    Private Pat Sullivan
    Sadig Osman
    Sir John French
    Tahir Ahmed
    Col. and Lady Leeds
    Duke (a horse)
    Rupert (a horse)

Tombs and Monuments 10

Photos 1

People 9

Modern People

  • Annie Abernethie Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1862–1927
    • Remarks née Pirie; Artist and archaeologist; wife of James Edward Quibell. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Douglas Haig

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • Gertrude Bell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor, author, traveler through Middle East
  • James Edward Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Annie Abernethie. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Private Pat Sullivan

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks 6th Munster Fusiliers
  • Sadig Osman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir John French

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Tahir Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.

Groups 1

Animals 2