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microfilm: West diary, begin page 4

December 30, 1912 (continued)

[G 2381 A (continued)]
something that is now a brown powder.

Tuesday, December 31, 1912

On a closer examination of G 2000 (Lepsius 23), the following masons' marks were observed. All are in red paint, except those noted.
(1) [ILLUSTRATION] On next to top stone in niche. a, a, very indistinct.
(2) [ILLUSTRATION] On stone under above.
(3) [ILLUSTRATION] On stone which was to have been top of niche. X = too indistinct to read.
On top of stones forming niche are very clear signs [SIGN] to mark point to which the blocks were to have been trimmed.
(4) [ILLUSTRATION] North end of No. 1.
(5) [ILLUSTRATION] South side of No. 3. Indistinct.
(6) [ILLUSTRATION] Small broken bock. a, a, = black.

microfilm: West diary, end page 4


  • 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
    12/30/1912; 12/31/1912
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 1

Modern People

  • 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.