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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, December 28, 1914
Day of rest for the men.

Edgar came to discuss German concession.
(1) Guards stay at Tell Amarna and Tonnoh until further orders.
(2) Guards to be removed from Maghagha (Karara).
(3) Austrian guards taken over by me and Austrian excavations to be guarded by me along with my own.
(4) Sebah permits to be given on Edgar's responsibility for German dump heaps at Tell Amarna.

Bad weather. Sprinkles of rain - south and southwest wind.

Tuesday, December 29, 1914

Work as yesterday.
No developments.
Also clearing pits G 4940 A and G 4930 A, pit A in G 4820 has been cleared also.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Wednesday, December 30, 1914

Work on
(1) south of G 5210
(2) G 5220 F and P
(3) pits G 4940 A and B, G 4930 A and B, G 5030 A and B

(2) G 5220
Both F and P have chambers on east side. At P the circular later well descends to rock where it opens into a square shaft. In the chamber is a stone coffin. Possibly this is an older pit, older than G 5220, accidentally opened by the treasure hunters who built the circular well.

(3) G 4940, G 4930, G 5030
Pits G 4940 A and B, G 4930 A and B, G 5030 A and B. These pits are being opened to a depth of 4 - 8 meters. All filled with clean sand, at any rate above.

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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
    12/28/1914; 12/29/1914; 12/30/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4820

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.