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Wednesday, April 22, 1914

South of G 4520
Work continued south of G 4520 exposing intermediate mastaba.

G 4220
Pit and chamber G 4220 finished, finding in chamber one mud seal in three fragments, four entrail (white limestone) jars, only one with cover, a few pieces of copper, mud conicals, and many different shapes and wares pottery fragments. Also one four sided stone found (plummet?) [ILLUSTRATION]

West returned from the Sudan.

Thursday, April 23, 1914

G 4520
Work continued south of G 4520 finding fragments of chest of alabaster statuette and half a flint flake in debris.

Friday, April 24, 1914

G 4411
Debris in G 4411 being cleared from room.

North of G 4520
Work finished north of G 4520, finding two alabaster fragments.


Saturday, April 25, 1914

G 4411
Finished clearing G 4411.

G 4620
Top of G 4620 cleared of debris, and general clearing of drift sand through excavations.

Sunday, April 26, 1914

Entire day spent clearing the past winter's excavations.

Monday, April 27, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, April 28, 1914

Dr. Reisner returned from the Sudan.

Debris and sand being removed southwest of G 4340 and west of G 4330.

Wednesday, April 29, 1914

G 4141 [= G 4140-Annex]
Pit G 4141 [= G 4140-Annex] (or G 4140 B [= G 4140-Annex A]) finished.

Work ceased for the season at noon.

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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
    04/22/1914 through 04/29/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.