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Wednesday, November 11, 1914 (continued)

Attempt on the Dardanelles has apparently come to grief - no news. Attack seems to me to have small chance unsupported by a land force, but the Greeks are the only available land force. They appear to be neutral or waiting on Bulgaria.

Thursday, November 12, 1914

Clearing enclosing wall of pyramid I northwards and southwards.


At (1) a cross wall runs at right angles parallel to south face of pyramid. A doorway leads out south to Khafre precincts, encumbered with fallen blocks of rubble wall.
(2) From (2) southwards, the face of the wall is cut in solid rock below on which was built rubble wall. From (2) northwards, the wall is rubble resting hard debris. [ILLUSTRATION]
(3) This section of the rubble wall has been rebuilt and bulges slightly 10 - 15 cm beyond the line. There has been a wash of water through this place injuring the old wall.
(4) At this place the walls are not yet clear. Some sort of rubble structure lies west of the line.

Work continues between Lepsius 44 (G 5110) and 43 (G 5220) and in the niche of 44 (G 5110).

Murray came to discuss his Nubian dictionary. Mrs. Quibell, Miss Spears, and another teacher, Mr. and Mrs. Walter, Mr. Elliot - to tea.

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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
    11/11/1914; 11/12/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Annie Abernethie Quibell, British, 1862–1927
    Miss Spears
    Mr. Elliot
    Mr. Murray
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Annie Abernethie Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1862–1927
    • Remarks née Pirie; Artist and archaeologist; wife of James Edward Quibell. 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.
  • Miss Spears

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Elliot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Murray

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Nubian dictionary

Groups 1