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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, December 16, 1915 (continued)

[(3) G 4614 (continued)]

[ILLUSTRATION]

The last graves in this cemetery are about Dynasty VII; it is too early to fix the date of G 4611 and G 4513 but G 4514 is later than both these. It appears to belong to the end of the family complex G 4513, G 4512, G 4516, G 4517 (rather than to G 4611 etc.). Pits D and A are among the latest pits in this complex. It is certain then G 4614 A 2 has not been plundered since they were built. The filling above is dirty debris (not sand, nor clear limestone debris). The mastaba is poor and therefore no great finds are to be anticipated if the pit is unplundered but the evidence will be valuable.

Today Mrs. Reisner and Mary and Miss [Merkel] going to Cairo on Christmas shopping, rode "Duke" and "Rupert" and the donkey "Star" to the tram, and turned them over to Abd-er-Rahim, Sadig Osman and Tahir Ahmed to bring back to the house. Disobeying orders,

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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
    12/16/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Abd-el-Rahim
    Auguste Merkel
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Sadig Osman
    Tahir Ahmed
    Duke (a horse)
    Rupert (a horse)
    Star (a donkey)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4514

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4516

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4517

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4614

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 7

Modern People

  • Abd-el-Rahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Auguste Merkel

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks German governess for Miss Mary Reisner
  • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Sadig Osman

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Tahir Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.

Animals 3