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Wednesday, February 21, 1912 (continued)

party stayed to dinner and left about 9 o'clock.

Thursday, February 22, 1912

Went to museum with Mr. Frick. Attended to necessary shopping. Work went on in the excavation as usual.

Friday, February 23, 1912

Mrs. Frick visited the excavations and stayed to dinner. Work as usual.

Saturday, February 24, 1912

Mr. Frick and his party left on the 9:45 for Alexandria. I went to the station to see them off.

The men in the deep pit in the big mastaba (Lepsius 23 = G 2000) are down 33 meters and have struck limestone chips. The entrance to the chamber is not yet visible. In the debris they have three fragments of worked stone. One of these is the corner of the headdress of a royal statue of hard slate. [ILLUSTRATION in handwritten diary] about half life-size.

The Bishop of London and party came by appointment to see the work.

Sunday, February 25, 1912

Clearing space south of IX 5 [= G 2184].

[NB: tomb numbers in this illustration vary from same area illustrated on page 45: a2 = a1, a3 = a2, b2 = b1, b3 = b2]

Mastabas a2 [= G 2140], a3 [= G 2150] and c [= G 2180] appear not to have been

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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
    02/21/1912; 02/22/1912; 02/23/1912; 02/24/1912; 02/25/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Bishop of London
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • Bishop of London

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

Groups 1