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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 18, 1914 (continued)

midnight last night and the suzereignty of Turkey was terminated by royal British proclamation. Hussein Kamel Pasha will be made Sultan tomorrow.

Saturday, December 19

Work on
(1) in passage G 5413 A
(2) debris between G 5110 and G 5210
(3) G 5220
(4) pits G 5222 A, G 5223 A and on G 5321 A
(5) sand around G 4940

(3) G 5220
G 5220 [ILLUSTRATION]
Pit C is like A unfinished. The serdab contained only debris.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sultan Hussein Kamel Pasha was proclaimed and a new flag hoisted.

Sunday, December 20, 1914

Work as yesterday.

G 5413
The sloping passage of G 5413 A seems never to have been finished. The rock is very bad and the lower part was full of clean red gravel. Never used.

G 5220
Pit C in G 5220 unused.

G 5222
Pit A in G 5222 unused.

G 5321
Pit A in G 5321 plundered.

Great reception in Cairo for the Sultan.

Monday, December 21, 1914
Day of rest for men.

In the afternoon Edgar came to tell me that he received orders to dismiss the guards at Tell Amarna etc. as the German-Austrian concessions were cancelled on December 2 (9?). As I understand from Sir M. Macdonald that no decision had been reached, I asked Edgar to wait over and go with me tomorrow to see Sir M.M. which he readily consented to do.

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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
    12/18/1914; 12/19/1914; 12/20/1914; 12/21/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Sir Murdock Macdonald
    Sultan Hussein Kamel (Pasha)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5222

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5321

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5413

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • 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.
  • Sir Murdock Macdonald

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sultan Hussein Kamel (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Egyptian Sultan - English Protectorate.