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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, January 19, 1915
day 63

Work on
(1) street east of G 5030
(2) Street between G 5020 and G 5110
(3) Pit G 5010 A
(4) G 5230 S, serdab 1, and space between G 5230 S and G 5220

(1) East of G 5030
Clearing street east of G 5030 of sand and hard packed gravelly debris.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) Between G 5020 and G 5110
Clearing street between G 5020 and G 5110. Sand mixed with limestone fragments.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 5010
Finished clearing pit G 5010 A. Dark debris mixed with limestone fragments.

(4) G 5230
Clearing pit G 5230 S of dark debris. Cleared out Roman burial and underlying sand. In underlying sand: right forearm and clenched fist of male statue, in two pieces, of limestone painted red; fragments of another smaller red-painted limestone arm with thumb, and parts of two fingers of clenched fist; fragments of limestone with traces of black and yellow paint; fragments of red granite blocks with bits of ankle (?) from statuette.

(4) Between G 5230 S and G 5220
In space between G 5230 S and G 5220, cleared out rubble debris. In debris: fragments of alabaster statue, including bit of dress (life-sized or larger), fragment of arm smaller alabaster statue, two fragments of white marble mace-heads, fragments of red granite block, limestone fragment.

Wednesday, January 20, 1915
day 64

Work on
(1) street east of G 5030
(2) Street between G 5020 and G 5020 and G 5110

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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
    01/19/1915; 01/20/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 5010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.