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Thursday, January 7, 1915
day 53

Sandstorm increased in the morning and continued all day, making work impossible.

Officers of the 7th Battalion A.I.F. were shown over the works.

News of important Russian victory over the Turks, both at Sarykamysh and at Ardahan. This ought to distract Turkish attention from Egypt.

Friday, January 8, 1915
day 54

(1) Street between G 5010 and G 5110
Remaining dirt from street between G 5010 and G 5110.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Trenches now filled with sand and limestone debris.

(2) G 4940
Work on chamber of G 4940 B. Gravelly debris.

South storm continues. Showers of rain from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Reisner dined with Officer's Mess, 6th Battalion, and saw the Second Brigade march out in silence for a secret night march. Received notification that the archaeological committee have decided to reserve the German and Austrian concessions until the end of the war.

Saturday, January 9, 1915
day 55

(1) G 5010, G 5110
Work on street east of G 5010. Finished street to southwest corner of G 5110.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 5110
Carrying out sand and soft debris south of G 5110 and along massive enclosing wall.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/07/1915; 01/08/1915; 01/09/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • 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.