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Monday, February 23, 1914

Spent all day clearing debris from street east of G 4730.
In alleyway between G 4733 and G 4830 a mud seal [14-2-12] was found in sand debris with a little inscription on one side. And here also was about 1 meter of sand below the hard debris thrown out from G 4830.

Mrs. Reisner left on 6:30 train with Mary for Gebel Moya.

Tuesday, February 24, 1914

Work continued east of G 4730 on pits in mastabas G 4733 and G 4734 and in passages on either side.
In pit G 4734 A which was completely cleared, two fragments of a slab stela (inscribed) [14-2-13, fragments of lintel of Akhi]; one small offering bowl; and a few fragments of pottery were found.

Work on sand debris north of G 4720 was started finding an intermediate mastaba there. Many fragments of a small red granite pair [14-2-15] were found between the south face of G 4721 and G 4720; including all four feet (25 cm across), one complete forearm and hand, and two other hands.

[ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:4)

Wednesday, February 25, 1914

Work started on continuation of G 4631 towards south on mud and stucco room southeast of G 4630.

Debris between G 4730 and G 4720 being continued finding a few more red granite fragments of above statuette [14-2-15], two alabaster fragments one evidently part of a headrest [14-2-14] and a piece of a wall (painted relief). Street east and southeast of G 4730 (which includes mastabas G 4733 and G 4734) finished with the exception of pit G 4733 E.

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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
    02/23/1914; 02/24/1914; 02/25/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Akhi (G 4750)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4631

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4721

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4730

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4733

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4734

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4830

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 5

Ancient People

  • Akhi (G 4750)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4750. Chapel entrance lintel (in fragments: 14-2-13, KHM Vienna ÄS 7801, KHM Vienna ÄS 8542) and drum lintel inscribed for Akhi, identified as [sAb aD-mr (Hrj-)sStA (wr) mDw Sma xrp nstj jmj-r Snwt nswt jmj-r prwj-HD jmj-r sSw aprw jmj-r kAt nb(t) nswt] judge and administrator, secretary, (great one) of the tens of Upper Egypt, director of the two thrones, overseer of royal granaries, overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of scribes of the crews, overseer of all royal works; 14-2-13 found in G 4734 A, KHM Vienna ÄS 7801 and 8542 found in G 4750. Relief fragment (Turin S.1870) inscribed for Akhi, idenitified as [jmj-r Snwt nswt] overseer of royal granaries; excavated by Schiaparelli, exact findspot unknown.

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.
  • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.