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Wednesday, November 18, 1914


Front of Lepsius 40 W (G 5230 W) between north and south nearly clear. This space was once heavily paved with blocks of gray nummulitic limestone in two layers (or courses), but most of it has been torn up by treasure hunters. The north serdab was dressed over all, but the south serdab was left rough. In front are smaller mastabas, but the relative date is not clear.


Began clearing door of G 5230 B.

No news on the front. The last London Times to arrive was dated October 31st.

Thursday, November 19, 1914

First of Moharrem.
Wind still variable and mostly from south or southwest, but not strong.

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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
    11/18/1914; 11/19/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.