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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 1, 1916
day 62

Work on
(1) pit G 4310 A
(2) G 4414 and northwards

(1) G 4310
Reached chamber lower one of G 4310 A. Door block in situ.

(2) South of G 4410
Cleared sand off of area south of G 4410 and part of G 4414.

Sunday, January 2, 1916
day 63

Work on
(1) G 4310 A
(2) G 4414
(3) street east of G 4310

(1) G 4310
Opened door block of G 4310 A. Chinks filled with pink plaster.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Inside are wooden box (nothing else). South bar fallen off beside coffin. This looks as if the box had been opened by the undertaker. The wood of the coffin appears fairly sound. [ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4414
Mastaba G 4414. This mastaba has been badly cut to pieces by treasure hunters. It seems to have no pit (one unfinished one). The floor of the mastaba is on debris about 100 cm above the older floor.

[ILLUSTRATION]
x x this hole seems to penetrate below the wall passing under the mud pavement.

(3) East of G 4310
Began on street east of G 4310. Mr. N.B. Stewart came out about 3 p.m. and I had a long talk with him on the investigation of the Am. Dep. Agency. (Quibell came out to dinner last night).

Monday, January 3, 1916

Day of rest for men.
Threatening weather.
Telegram from Dunham at Gamai: "Have received box but key missing stop Have I your authority to cut hinge to reach contents." I replied, "Key probably lost by messenger stop Break hinge if necessary but try first removing pivot or nails if possible. Hinge difficult to replace here stop. Inform me if content arrived satisfactory condition."

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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
    01/01/1916; 01/02/1916; 01/03/1916
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    James Edward Quibell, British, 1867–1935
    N. B. Stewart

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4310

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4410

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4414

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • James Edward Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Annie Abernethie. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • N. B. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates