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Wednesday, December 16, 1914

Work on
(1) G 5411 and G 5412
(2) between G 5110 and G 5210
(3) east of G 4940
(4) G 5220 pit B

(1) G 5411 and G 5412
Sloping passage G 5412 A was never finished. Goes only 1.5 meters down. South of this are the foundations of a mud brick chapel. East of G 5411, the rock shows quarry trenches and marks.

(4) G 5220
G 5220 B is a small pit west of A. The filling of the mastaba north and west of B has been torn out along with north wall of B. The hole and pit are now filled with drift sand.

The flank attack through the Carpathians made by the Austrians is forcing the whole Russian line in southwest Poland backwards. The Serbs have on the other hand given the Austrians a great defeat and appear to have recovered Belgrade. The Austrians had probably gone ahead of their supplies. German cruisers have bombarded Scarborough.

Thursday, December 17, 1914

Work on
(1) G 5411 - G 5412 and dump to north
(2) work on G 5220 B
(3) work between G 5110 and G 5210
(4) front of G 4940

(1) G 5411 and G 5412
The knoll of which G 5411 is built shows quarry trenches under the structure.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Joseph Lindon Smith arrived in Cairo.
Sir M. Macdonald and Sir David Semple called. Lunched with Australian Headquarters mess at invitation of Provost Marshall (Marquis de Bussy).
Sir M. Macdonald informed me that annexation proclamation would be published at midnight. Egypt is to have a

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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
    12/16/1914; 12/17/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Marquis de Bussy
    Sir David Semple
    Sir Murdock Macdonald

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5412

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Marquis de Bussy

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Provost Marshall at Mena House
  • Sir David Semple

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir Murdock Macdonald

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates