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Thursday, December 10, 1914 (continued)

take Wady of Bosrah.

Friday, December 11, 1914

Fine clear day. Great change in weather - milder.

News of sinking of Nuremburg.

Work on
(1) between G 5210
(2) offering room of G 5110
(3) front of G 5110 offering room
(4) debris south of G 5221
(5) shovel work between G 5030 and G 4930

(1) G 5110
On end of big casing block from G 5110, two lines and a bit of hieratic inscription in black ink. Beginning chipped off and writing damaged by decay of limestone.

(2) G 5110
In lowest layer of (discolored) sand in offering room G 5110, four baskets of fragments of alabaster statues, inscribed fragments with name of Khafre.

Australian fell from one-half way up pyramid I to new road at about 5 p.m. and was killed.

Saturday, December 12, 1914

Work as yesterday.

Visited Sir Murdock Macdonald.

I had only a hasty look around the works at 9 a.m. and again at 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, December 13, 1914

Work on
(1) mounds of debris east of Italian dump
(2) space in front of offering room G 5110
(3) shovel work in front of G 4940

Just before noon, began marking limits of excavations, by walls and trenches in order to keep out the soldiers. They have, in spite of military orders, been going through the excavations, damaging walls and reliefs, and taking pots and skulls. We worked all the rest of the day on this job, and with the assistance of two military police were fairly successful in keeping the works clear. Only about fifty - one hundred (100) men got

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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
    12/10/1914; 12/11/1914; 12/12/1914; 12/13/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Sir Murdock Macdonald

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5221

    • 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.
  • Sir Murdock Macdonald

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates