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Saturday, March 7, 1914

South and west of G 4720
Work continued in street south and west of G 4720 clearing sand debris. One fragment of limestone low relief with color found in debris southeast.

G 4710
Work continued on pit in G 4710 reaching a depth of about 10 meters, all sand debris.

Mr. Bates here to lunch. Mr. J. Templeman Coolidge Jr. and two friends taken through the work in p.m. and shown our office and storerooms; staying to tea.

Sunday, March 8, 1914

South and southwest of G 4720
Work finished in street south of G 4720. Sand debris running to solid rock.
Work continued southwest of G 4720 removing sand debris.

G 4710
Work finished on pit No. G 4710 (12.5 meters), exposing door of well-built masonry on south side. Sand and limestone debris with a few well-polished pottery fragments, and one fragment of a small alabaster foot [14-3-17].

G 4720
Work started on pit No. G 4720 to a depth of about 8 meters with sand debris.

Monday, March 9, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, March 10, 1914

G 4710
Pit and chamber No. G 4710 finished. Chamber rectangular in solid rock, containing smooth white limestone sarcophagus uninscribed, at west side of chamber lying north and south. Cover broken on ground as per diagram [ILLUSTRATION]. Cubical in southeast corner.

G 4720
Work continued on pit No. G 4720 removing hard debris. Depth about 9 meters.

G 4710
Work continued on street west of G 4710 removing sand debris. Direct line of dump stopped. Branch to northwest started about 80 meters to east of western extremity. See diagram [ILLUSTRATION].
Chamber G 4710: Cubical masonry. Under doorway recessed masonry niche thus [ILLUSTRATION]

Wednesday, March 11, 1914

G 4720
Pit No. G 4720 finished (depth about 11 meters). Pottery fragments and four flint flakes [14-3-58a, 14-3-58b, 14-3-58c, 14-3-58d] found in pit (see diagram). [ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:1)

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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
    03/07/1914; 03/08/1914; 03/09/1914; 03/10/1914; 03/11/1914
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    J. Templeman Collidge, Jr.
    Oric Bates

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • J. Templeman Collidge, Jr.

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.
  • Oric Bates

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates