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Tuesday, January 30, 1912 (continued)

house is being cleaned out, the large collection of pottery, etc. from previous excavations being sorted and stored out behind men's quarters.

Wednesday, January 31, 1912

Continued assisting Dr. Reisner sort out old material in mektab and unpacked photographs and notes which he has brought back from Harvard. In evening Mr. Frick and party came out for a brief visit.

A mass of debris over mud walls at southeast corner of mastaba IX 3 [= G 2150] has been removed, leaving a later mud brick pit against the face of tomb, and disclosing an additional room to south of chapel already cleared. The masonry of this tomb (G 2150) is very regularly cut and dressed. In the inner chapel the sculptures are in part unfinished but where finished are well done. Behind the north niche there is a small room in the masonry; in which the statues had been placed. Thieves had broken through the niche to reach this, and fragments of very fine alabaster and diorite statues [including MFA 47.2060] were found in debris in front of tomb probably from this room.

Thursday, February 1, 1912

Dr. Reisner left today for trip with Mr. Frick up the Nile. Expects to be back about February 20. Yesterday afternoon went over work together. All through today a very high southwest

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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
    01/30/1912; 01/31/1912; 02/01/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Henry Clay Frick
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mr. Henry Clay Frick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates