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Sunday, December 6, 1914 (continued)

had long talks with von Muller - he was beside himself at being taken, at having missed the chance to sink the transports. Von Muller is a slim, capable man, a gentleman and a fighter, but his luck had run out.

Monday, December 7, 1914

Weather seems settled fair at last after two months of general south-southwest weather. The weather reports show nothing unusual except abnormally high air pressure.

Russians seems to be losing ground in northern Poland.

Work as yesterday
(1) between G 5020 and G 5030 and westward
(2) on space between G 5210 and G 5220
(3) on offering room G 5110 and on pit G 5110 A

(2) Between G 5210 and G 5220
Fragments of relief in sand. Harder debris sloped away to east to foot of rubble wall.

(3) G 5110
Offering room of G 5110 built of fine white limestone. In south end, a deep serdab. South wall of offering room covered with beautiful relief. Fragments of alabaster statuette in serdab and decayed fragments of wooden statuette (?). Pit filling all sand.

Tuesday, December 8, 1914

Weather broken again.

Germans took Lodz on Sunday.

Work on
(1) offering room of G 5210
(2) space between G 5210 and G 5220
(3) offering room of G 5110
(4) pit of G 5110
(5) space between G 5030 and G 4930 north to south

Fragments of reliefs and of alabaster statues in (2) and (3).

(4) G 5110
In pit of G 5110, chamber has been cleared recently by thieves who had shifted the dirt into the western half.

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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
    12/06/1914; 12/07/1914; 12/08/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Captain von Muller
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • Captain von Muller

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Emden warship
  • 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.