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Sunday, December 6, 1914 (continued)

[Street between G 5110 and G 5220 (continued)]
of alabaster statues in sand.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Rubble wall resting on hard geological gravel. X hole, apparently continuing under rubble wall bounded on south by old mud brick wall. (X) [circled] excavated in sand.
As the work in x was getting a long way from dump, brought men up and started in at [ARROWS] carrying to carts on railroad. In this part, in sand, found some fragments of reliefs.

G 5210
In G 5210 exterior chapel, northern room, some pottery.

G 5221
G 5221 A finished. Near door inside two sealed jars (small) and other pottery.

Three Australians came to see me - Chaplain Dexter, Lieutenant Stevens (maxim section) and Mr. Schuler (son of the owner of the "Age"). Were on boat with Captain von Muller of the Emden. The transports were only 50 miles away from Cocos Keeling going to Columbo, escorted by Melbourne, Sidney and a Japanese cruiser. Their transport picked up the S.O.S. signal from Cocos - "Strange warship in harbor" and sent on to Melbourne. Melbourne started full speed for Cocos, clearing for action, then remembered that they were in charge and sent the Sidney. Sidney left at 7 a.m. and at 9:30 went into action. Emden fought to the last gasp - burning, only two guns left, carrying ammunition by hand, party on the beach firing rifles, flag flying. A shell in the engine room ended the agony. Parson

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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
    12/06/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Captain von Muller
    Chaplain Dexter
    Lieutenant Stevens
    Mr. Parson
    Mr. Schuler
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Captain von Muller

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Emden warship
  • Chaplain Dexter

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Australian military
  • 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.
  • Lieutenant Stevens

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Australian military
  • Mr. Parson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Schuler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates