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Friday, November 12, 1915 (continued)

success against Turkey.
Turkish major - Sana
Slave boy - home port in Sudan Dakheet Sheikh.
"Did we not hit you once" (Heliogoland fight).
Ariadne hit by Salve of 8-13.5 inch shells.
English not taking Baghdad but waiting in strong position south for Turkish attack - both sides reinforcing. Both sides taking troops from Dardanelles. The Turkish railroad has reached Bir Saba, rumors Turks are lying pipe line for water transport. Another attack on the Canal is brewing.

Saturday, November 13, 1915
day 20

Work on
(1) G 4940 A
(2) G 4810
(3) sand west of Great Wall and east of G 4611

(1) G 4940
Pit of G 4940 A cleared and work going on in chamber.

(2) G 4810
Cleared G 4810 pits A, B, C, and part of complex of offering rooms:


This appears to be a complex of mastabas but the dividing walls have not yet appeared.

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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
    11/12/1915; 11/13/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 1

Modern People

  • 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.