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Sunday, November 22, 1914 (continued)

G 5230
Between the stones in the wall west of S2 and S3 of G 5230 S, other fragments of statuettes (red granite).

[ILLUSTRATION]

Railroad line one has been brought, by a turn-table, along the back of G 5230 W, and is now used to attack the deep deposit of sand in the angle between G 5110 and G 5230. The sand is being shoveled into the carts - the most economical process at our disposal.

Monday, November 23, 1914

Twenty second marriage anniversary.
Day of rest for men.
In afternoon, went to town - shopping, haircut, etc. Saw Mr. Plunkett (Au de ronge), who had a marvelous set of tales: (1) two hundred thousand (200,000) British troops in Egypt; (2) fifteen thousand (15,000) coming to camp at Mena; (3) army has taken Mena House, Savoy Hotel, etc. for hospitals; (4) Bedouin raid on Canal - fifty four British wounded all with cold steel, raiding party wiped out, two thousand (2,000) men; (5) trade at an absolute standstill; (6) very down on Mr. Arnold for being a pro-German.
A camp is being made out behind Mena House for a force of soldiers.

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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
    11/22/1914; 11/23/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Arnold
    Mr. Plunkett

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mr. Arnold

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks American Diplomatic Agent in Egypt
  • Mr. Plunkett

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates