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Sunday, June 9, 1912 (34 C, 21 1/2 C)

Work on slides. Priper (Dr. Max) to dinner.

July 24, 1912

Packing list:

Box 1:
Contains triad. Outer box and inner box. Top of inner box indicated by figure 1 on side and top. Remove lid. Remove inner pieces. Remove mattress. Take away sides of box. Statue fastened with blocks to floor.

Box 2:
Contains quintette. Outer box and inner box. Top of inner box marked Top. Set on edge and remove nails from bottom. Leave bottom against box but unattached and lay box down on bottom. The top and sides may then be lifted off together with the blocks which are secured to lid.

Box 3:
Contains five small boxes marked SMS 1-5. These are the Mesheikh stelae. Each in a separate box blocked fast. Inscribed on one side only. Care.

Box 4:
Contains two small boxes labelled SMSG and GS-1.
SMSG is blocked in a box like the stela in Box 3. It is a box of painted stela from Mesheikh.
SG-1 is a stela with fine relief from Pyramids. It is wrapped with cotton cloth and secured in a mattress. One corner is cracked. Handle carefully.

Box 5:
Contains GS 2-5 fragments of two broken stela.

Box 6:
Contains GS 6-8 and Mes. 5. GS 6 is a fragment of stela in Box 5. GS 7 is granite pair statuette and a fragment of a limestone statuette (rest in GS 8). GS 8 limestone statuette and rest of limestone statuette contained in GS 7. Also the limestone head belonging to left hand figure of head in Box 1. Care. Mes 5 contains the two from Naga-ed-Der and the four tips from Mesheikh.

Box 7:
Contains the Mesheikh coffins 103 and 123 in two separate inner boxes.

Box 8:
Contains the Mesheikh coffin 101 and its mummy in two separate inner boxes.

Box 9:
Contains the following small boxes: GS 9 limestone statuette of woman

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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
    06/09/1912; 07/24/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Max Pieper, German, 1882–1941

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2187

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

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.
  • Max Pieper

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1882–1941
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.