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Friday, November 21, 1913 (continued)

[G 4440 (continued)]
east, and the drift sand is about even with the top of the mastaba on the south:

[ILLUSTRATION].

Sir John Strothers von Dunlop and Mr. Crowfoot, Aric Bates brought Harding King and Wainwright here. Dinner with Wellcome.
Bates says Winlock says Quibell is to go into the Museum, Firth to take Saqqarah and some one not yet named to take Luxor. This is as I have anticipated and I am glad to be relieved of the necessity of keeping the secret any longer. Weigall is to go, a solution very much in the interest of decent scientific work.

Saturday, November 22, 1913

Work continuing as yesterday. Pit (a) now about 12 meters deep.

Wainwright to dinner.

Sunday, November 23, 1913

Work as yesterday - pit reaching depth of about 14 meters.

Mr. Bates to lunch.

Monday, November 24, 1913

At 10 a.m. we were notified of another limestone portrait head being found (in pit No. G 4440 A) and at 10:30 another one, the husband of the first, was cleared. The first was face up the second face down. Found in the northwest corner of the shaft about opposite the top of the entrance (to the chamber) door.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Two large reddish brown potsherds were lodged between them, the head being 10 cm apart. Limestone chips and sand debris surrounded them. On the north side of the pit lay a smooth surfaced fragment of a sarcophagus (?). Shaft 210 cm square. Depth to head

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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
    11/21/1913; 11/22/1913; 11/23/1913; 11/24/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall, British, 1880–1934
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    Gerald Averay Wainwright, British, 1879–1964
    H. W. Wellcome
    Herbert Eustis Winlock, American, 1884–1950
    James Edward Quibell, British, 1867–1935
    John Winter Crowfoot, British, 1865–1959
    Mr. Harding King
    Oric Bates
    Sir John Strothers von Dunlop
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 11

Modern People

  • Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1880–1934
    • Remarks Egyptologist and author. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1880-1934) British Egyptologist and author; born St Helier, jersey, 2O Nov. 1880, son of Major Arthur Archibald Denny Weigall and Alice Cowan; he was educated at Hillside School, Malvern, and Wellington College; he entered New College, Oxford, 1900, but left after a short residence to become assistant to Prof. Flinders Petrie on the staff of the EEF, 1901; he married twice, first Hortense Schleiter of Chicago, second Muriel Frances Lillie of Hillsborough, Co. Down; he was Inspector-General of Antiquities for the Egyptian Government, 1905-14; he was closely associated with excavations in the Theban Necropolis carried out by Sir Robert Mond (q.v.), and also with those of Theodore Davis (q.v.) in the Valley of Kings; he was an efficient and ener- getic official and for the first time probably since Pharaonic times the tombs and temples of Western Thebes became well ordered and properly conserved; he initiated the numbering of the Tombs of the Nobles now in general use, and assisted in their opening up and restoration; with A.H. Gardiner (q.v.) he produced the Topographical catalogue of the Private Tombs of Thebes later supplemented by Engelbach (q.v.); his later popular works are better known but were often written in haste; his later life was that of a writer and journalist even, of a scene designer, and shows avery individualistic stamp; for hisarchaeological work Weigall was awarded the Cross 4th Class Red Eagle, Germany, Officer's Cross of Franz Joseph, Austria, 3rd Class Medjidieh, Egypt; he published many works serious and popular, see Abydos I, in part, 1902; Abydos III 1904; A Report on the Antiquities of Lower Nubia, 1907; A Catalogue of the Weights and Balances in the Cairo Museum 1908; TraveLc in the Upper Egyptian Deserts, 1909; A Guide to the Antiquities of UpperEgypt, 1910, like Baikie's a very useful book for the tourist; The Life of Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt, 1910, rev. 1922; The Treasury of Ancient Egypt, 1911; A Topographical Gatalogue of the Tombs of Thebes, with A. H. Gardiner, 1913; The Life of Cleopatra, Queen of egypt, 1914, rev. 1924; Egypt from 1798 to 1914, 1915; The Clory of the pharaohs, 1923; Tutankhamen, and other Essays, 1923; AnctIent Egyptian Works of Art, 1924; A History of the Pharaohs, vol.i, 1925, vol. ii, 1926, never completed, a work of great originality and very well written, but marred by the author's individual approach to certain philological and historical matters, and displaying considerable arrogance towards other contemporary Egyptologists; at this stage of his career Weigall's writing became more general with works such as Flights into Antiqulity Sappho, and Laura was My Camel; but he produced a final Egyptological book Ashort History of Ancient Egypt , 1934; he died in London 2 Jan. 1934. Egyptian Religion, ii, 75, ]EA 20 (1934), 107 (A. H. Gardiner); WWWiii, 1431;j. Hankey, Minerva 5 no. 4 (1994), 16-23
  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. 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.
  • Gerald Averay Wainwright

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1879–1964
    • Remarks British Egyptologist and archaeologist. Assistant to Mr. Wellcome for Gebel-Moya expedition.
  • H. W. Wellcome

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Sudan Expedition
  • Herbert Eustis Winlock

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1884–1950
    • Remarks Egyptologist
  • James Edward Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Annie Abernethie. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • John Winter Crowfoot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1865–1959
    • Remarks Archaeologist and educationalist. Husband of Grace Mary Crowfoot. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mr. Harding King

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Oric Bates

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir John Strothers von Dunlop

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates