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Monday, March 25, 1912 (continued)

[General Maxwell (continued)]
needs investigation. Has he received stolen goods? Did he investigate the theft?

Tuesday, March 26, 1912

Cleared to proposed limit on east and turning north along face of G 2200 [= G 5080].


The outside walls are shown by the first course only a few cm high. To all appearances the theft of stone began even during the Old Kingdom.

Wednesday, March 27, 1912

Sprinkles of rain in the night.

The chamber of G 2220 is now clear. The stone door bar lies broken in the chamber. A mound of dirty, stone-chip debris covered the north end. The destruction appears to have been caused in part by stone thieves of indeterminable date and in part by more recent Kafr-el-Haram plunderers. In the surface sand a clay pipe was found with GLASGOW stamp on the stem. A similar one was found in Nubia at cemetery

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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
    03/25/1912; 03/26/1912; 03/27/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    General Sir John Maxwell

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • General Sir John Maxwell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Commander Army of Occupation
  • 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.