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Wednesday, March 30, 1910 (continued)

The tomb shaft mentioned above proves to be a mere plunderer's hole.

Mr. and Mrs. Noyes (introduced by Mr. Lane) came to see the excavations and to dinner.

Thursday, March 31, 1910

Work as yesterday.
The investigation of the east wall of the room of columns, shows in fact a gateway.
[ILLUSTRATION]
In room No. 379, a stone jar [MFA 11.455] [ILLUSTRATION] alabaster.

In the evening, Steindorff, Edgar, Bates, to dinner.

Friday, April 1, 1910

Clearing mud out of rooms north of room of columns. Appear to be large magazines opening on corridor. In corridor small stair leading onto roof or second story. A few pots and fragments of stone vessels on floor of magazines.

Judge Ames to lunch. Mr. Harvey (Financial Advisor to Khedive), Mr. Anthony (Head of Government Land Sales Department), Mr. Farnall (member of Com. d'archaeologie) and some ladies to see statue.

Saturday, April 2, 1910

Clearing mud out of northeast quarter of court of niches. Fragments of statues as usual. This is now the last part of the valley temple and the end is in sight.

In the afternoon Carter brought Lord Carnarvon to see the excavations and statue. They have been excavating at Thebes - Middle and New Kingdom.

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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
    03/30/1910; 03/31/1910; 04/01/1910; 04/02/1910
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Georg Steindorff, German, 1861–1951
    George Herbert, British, 1866–1923
    Howard Carter, British, 1874–1939
    Judge Ames
    Mr. Anthony
    Mr. H. Farnall
    Mr. Harvey
    Oric Bates
    Menkaure
    Mr. and Mrs. Noyes
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 11

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

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Georg Steindorff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1861–1951
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Copticist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1861-1951) German Egyptologist and Copticist; he was born in Dessau, 12 Nov. 1861, son of Ludwig S. and Helen S.; he was educated at the Universities of Berlin and Gottingen, and was Erman's (q.v.) first student; Ph.D. Gott., 1884; afterwards appointed assistant in Berlin Museum, 1885-93; Professor of Egyptology at Leipzig, 1893 until 1938, where he founded the Egyptian Institute and filled it with objects from his excavations in Egypt and Nubia; Steindorff made a special study of Coptic and was with Crum (q.v.) the leading authority in the world during his lifetime; he was also interested in art and published books and articles on this subject as well as on Egyptian religion; he explored the Libyan Desert, 1899-1900; excavated at Giza, 1909-1 1, and in Nubia, 1912- 14 and 1930-1; he edited the ZAS for 40 years and contributed many articles to it; his studies in Coptic were of the utmost importance and his Coptic Grammar still remains a standard work of reference and perhaps the most popular ever written in this field; in philology as a whole he was in the first rank and established the rules which are gener- ally accepted for the vocalization of Egyptian; in 1939 he was forced to emigrate to America when the Nazis were in power in Germany, and started another career there at the age of nearly eighty; he continued his studies in the museums of New York, Boston, and Baltimore and the Oriental Institute of Chicago; Hon. MemberofAmerican Oriental Soc.; at Baltimore he compiled a 12-vol. MSS Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities in the Walters Art Gallery, which formed the basis for a later pub. work; both his 70th and 80th birthdays were the subject of tributes, see below; his published works are very numerous and his bibl. lists about 250 books, articles, and reviews, the first of which appeared in 1883, the last in the year of his death nearly 70 years later; Sassanidische Siegelsteine, with P. Horn, 1891; Koptische Grammatik mit Chrestomathie, Worterverzeichnis und Literatur, 1894, rev. ed. 1904; Grabfunde des Mittleren Reiches in den Koniglichen Museen zu Berlin. I. Das Grab des Mentuhotep, 1896; Die Apokalypse des Elias, eine unbekannte Apokalypse und Bruchstücke der Sophonias-Apokalypse. Koptische Text, Ubersetzung, Glossar, 1899; Die Blütezeit des Pharaonenreiches, 1900, rev. ed. 1926; Grabfunde des Mitt, Reiches in den Koniglichen Mus, zu Berlin, II. Der Sarg des Sebk-o. Ein Grabfund aus Gebelên, 1901; Durch die Libysche Wüste zur Amonoase, 1904; The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, 1905; Koptische Rechtsurkunden des Achten Jahrhunderts aus Djëme, Theben, with W. E. Crum, 1912; Das Grab des Ti. Veroffentlichungen der Ernst von Sieglin Expedition in Agypten, vol. 2, 1913; Aegyten in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 1915; Kurzer Abriss der Koptischen Grammatik mit Lesestücken und W?rterveyzeichnis, 1921;Die Kunst derAegypter. Bauten,Plaslik, Kunstgewerbe, 1928; Aniba, 1. Band with R. Heidenreich, F. Kretschmar, A. Langsdorff, and W. Wolf, 11. Band with M. Marcks, H. Schleif, and W. Wolf, 1935-7; Die Thebanische Graberwelt, with W. Wolf, 1936; When Egypt Ruled the East, with K. C. Seele, 1942; Egypt, text of Hoyningen-Huene, 1943; Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, 1946; Lehrbuch der Koptischen Grammatik, 1951; while in America he also wrote a Coptic-Egyptian Etymological Dictionary; The Origin of the Coptic Language and Literature: Prolegomena to the Coptic Grammar; The Proverbs of Solomon in Akhmimic Coptic according to a Papyrus in the State Library in Berlin, with a Coptic-Greek Glossary compiled by Carl Schmidt, he also edited many editions of Baedeker's Egypt, making it a standard work for all travellers and the best general guide available; he died in Hollywood, California, 28 Aug. 1951. AEB 28, 29; Bulletin Issued by. the Egyptian Educ. Bureau, London, n(. 58, Sept. 1951. 25 (anon);Chron. D'Eg.27 (I952), 391;JA0S 61 (1941), 288-9, Eightieth Anniversary. of Prof.Steindorff,J.H Breasted Jnr.;66.(1946), 76-87, The Writings of Georg Steindroff , J.H.Breasted Jnr.; 67 (1947) , 141-2,326-7; JEA 38 (1952), 2; Kürschner Corr .; The Times , 30 Aug. 1951; ZAS67 (1931), 1, Seventieth Birthday Tribute; ZAS79 (1954) , V-VI (portr.)(S.Morenz); E. Blumenthal,Altes ?gypten in Leipzig, 1918, 15-31 .
  • 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.
  • George Herbert

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1866–1923
    • Remarks 5th Earl of Carnarvon; Excavator and collector. 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 Ames

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head of Government Land Sales Department
  • Mr. H. Farnall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Represented the Ministry of Finance on the Comite d'archaeologie
  • Mr. Harvey

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Financial Advisor to Khedive
  • Oric Bates

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates

Groups 1