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Friday, November 13, 1914 (continued)

Germans have obtained a foothold on left bank of Yser at Dixmude.

Saturday, November 14

Wind dropped but still southwest. Air hazy - i.e., storm not yet over.

Resumed work on enclosing wall pyramid I, proceeding northwards.


A is the old mud brick wall - no batter.
B is the later rubble wall which on the south is built partly over the mud wall A - batter. Wall B is damaged in places apparently by water.
C is a rough rubble embankment, made to support B. The southern part of C was a mere pile of stone but further north the stones were roughly faced on the east with a sharp batter. C was manifestly a repair to B which had given way owing I think to drainage of rain water.
in C among the stones, the pot Reg. No. 14-11-20.
in C among the stones, two pots.


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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
    11/13/1914; 11/14/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

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.