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Saturday, March 16, 1912 (continued)

to G 2130 which shows that this addition did not contain a second burial pit. The northern face of the main core is marked with mason's marks (see tomb card).

[ILLUSTRATION]

Lepsius 23 [= G 2000]. Have reached 38 meters depth but the chamber is not in sight. The debris is now filled with boulders and is very damp.

Received a note from Mr. Greg, a secretary at the British Agency asking me to an interview with Lord Kitchener regarding the circumstances by which the slate pair [Menkaure greywacke pair statue = published no. 17 = 10-1-16 = MFA 11.1738] went to the Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Greg visited the excavations last Friday the 8th with Judge and Mrs. Alston (nee Chew) and Miss. Chew and Mr. Sam Chew ('93). I took occasion to explain to him the circumstances and said that in view of the talk in Egypt, I would like to explain the matter to Lord Kitchener.

Sunday, March 17, 1912

Clearing G 2186 (east of G 2185).
Clearing pits in G 2191 and intrusive pits between G 2191 and G 2190. Determined to clear pits of G 2190 and G 2200 [= G 5080] in hopes of finding fragments of statue.
Clearing small mastabas between G 2150 and G 2220 up to face of G 2130.

Howard [Carter]

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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
    03/16/1912; 03/17/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Howard Carter, British, 1874–1939
    Judge Alston
    Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, British, 1850–1916
    Miss Chew
    Mr. Greg
    Mrs. Alston (nee Chew)
    Sam Chew
    Menkaure
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2191

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 9

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

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.
  • Howard Carter

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1939
    • Remarks Egyptologist, artist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Judge Alston

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor, Husband of Mrs. Alston (nee Chew)
  • Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1850–1916
    • Remarks British army officer and art collector.
  • Miss Chew

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Greg

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Secretary of British Agency
  • Mrs. Alston (nee Chew)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor, Wife of Judge Alston
  • Sam Chew

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates