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Saturday, January 31, 1914

[G 4341]
Pit G 4341 A continued, finding more beads like above and fragments of a copper plate.

Rooms west of G 4220 under way, finding two small mastabas G 4221 and G 4220.
Stone taken from G 4530 and put on progressing causeway towards east from G 4420.
Debris between G 4240 and G 4330 finished.
Causeway from G 4420 toward west finished giving a depth of about 3 meters now to cover again over the entire dumping ground.
Street between G 4330 and G 4430 finished:

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, February 1, 1914

Causeway toward east from G 4420 finished extending as far as top of G 4720.
A little work done on rooms west of G 4220.

[G 4720]
Pit G 4720 started reaching a depth of about 250 cm in sand.

And also street west of G 4720 started to be cleared of sand filling.

[G 4341]
Pit G 4341 A finished.

Monday, February 2, 1914
Men's day off.

Tuesday, February 3, 1914

All day spent removing sand debris east of G 4720, new causeway in full swing.

Wednesday, February 4, 1914

Same as yesterday.

Thursday, February 5, 1914

All day spent clearing sand from street east of G 4730 where a small stone mastaba runs north and south.

Friday, February 6, 1914

Same as yesterday, an empty serdab being exposed.

Saturday, February 7, 1914

Work continued east of G 4730 and also around north of G 4830 where a small mastaba was found.

Miss Flint and Miss Paull here till Monday.

Sunday, February 8, 1914

Same as before, continuing as far as northeast from G 4830 in hard debris, uncovering part of west wall of G 4920 and a small black painted inscription on a lintel found in position (see photo No. C5583).

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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
    01/31/1914 through 02/08/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Miss Flint
    Miss Paull

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4341

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4730

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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 Flint

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Miss Paull

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor