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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, December 20, 1913 (continued)

found in G 4740.

Sunday, December 21, 1913

Dr. Reisner left for Sudan at 3 p.m.

Monday, December 22, 1913

Men's day off.
Went to Cairo and got our first three limestone portrait heads off for America. Also sent blanket to Sudan.

Tuesday, December 23, 1913

Mr. Smith left for Boston.
Packed 1st limestone heads from G 4540 and G 4460 for storage.
Photographs taken in chamber G 4740.
Street between G 4640 and G 4740 being cleared of sand and also north face of G 4640, showing the south face of a smaller tomb between G 4640 and G 4650. Two fragments of a round alabaster tabletop found in street [see December 24].

[ILLUSTRATION]

Wednesday, December 24, 1913

Two notices put up at 3rd Pyramid temple in accordance with letter from Mr. Edgar.
Chamber to G 4740 cleared; one skull and bones and fragments of one large round bottomed jar.
Street between G 4640 and G 4740 being continued, one more fragment of alabaster tabletop found [see December 23].

Thursday, December 25, 1913

Pit in mastaba G 4730 and street between G 4730 and G 4740 started to be cleared of sand debris. At a depth of about 6 meters four large rocks were exposed in the pit, which are to be extracted tomorrow. On the north end of G 4730 mud-brick was exposed, about half way down the mastaba.

Friday, December 26, 1913

Camera from Stegemann arrived o.k.
Work continued as yesterday, the four rocks in pit G 4730 being removed.

A Mr. Williams, an architect from London, shown the work; and a Dr. Zimmerman from Syracuse, N.Y. came too late to be shown them.

Saturday, December 27, 1913

Pit G 4730 A came to an end without chamber at a depth of about 8 or 9 meters.
A stone wall extends across from G 4730 to G 4630 at the north end of the mastabas: [ILLUSTRATION].
Sand and hard debris consisting of potsherds, mud and chips from rocks continuing to be

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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
    12/20/1913 through 12/26/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Dr. Zimmerman
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Mr. Williams
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4460

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4640

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4650

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4730

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4740

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 6

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.
  • Dr. Zimmerman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor from Syracuse University
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Williams

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor from London. Noted in Reisner diary as "measuring" Taharqa's tomb, hence probably a surveyor.