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Sunday, November 8, 1914

Continued clearing out sand west of enclosing wall of pyramid. This enclosing wall is a mud-plastered rubble wall.

[ILLUSTRATION] Trench dug later by former excavators or treasure hunters.

No further bodies were found nor indeed potsherds or anything at all in this sand. We are now approaching the steep slope in front of Lepsius 42 (G 5220)
On the R.W. line between 44 (G 5110) and 43 (G 5210) in the upper debris were:
(a) arm of a limestone statue about three quarters life-sized - weather worn [14-11-1].
(b) fragment of alabaster statuette [14-11-2].
(c) four fragments of limestone relief [six fragments listed in OR for this date: 14-11-3, 14-11-4, 14-11-5, 14-11-6, 14-11-7, 14-11-8].

The English have annexed Cyprus, and the annexation of Egypt is no doubt under consideration.

Monday, November 9, 1914
Day of rest for the men.

News of Russian invasion of Armenia and advance on Erzeroum. Bombardment of Dardanelles - begun on November 3 or 4.

Tuesday, November 10, 1914

Work continued in front of Lepsius 43 (G 5210) - 42 (G 5220) going west.


About 4 meters south of the two Roman skeletons are the bones of a cow or calf badly decayed.

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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
    11/08/1914; 11/09/1914; 11/10/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 1

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.