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Wednesday, November 11, 1914

Stripping excavated section 23 x 24 meters west of enclosing wall. The rock, which is itself bad and irregular, is covered with layers of red (below) and brown gravel hardened by water. The surface of the deposit is pitted and irregular partly by weathering and partly by ancient excavation (previous to Roman period). Towards the southwest is a deposit of limestone chips partly in holes in the gravel. In the northwest corner this limestone chip is earlier than the red gravel dump which lies partly over the limestone deposit.

In the limestone deposit and in the gravel, potsherds of Old Kingdom pottery


In the sand, Roman ribbed potsherds (black inner surface, red ware) and a coin, bronze, 22.5 mm x 20 mm [14-11-13]. I am unable to identify this coin.

Work progressed steadily between Lepsius 44 (G 5110) and 42 - 43 (G 5220 - G 5210).

News of the destruction of the Emden at Cocos-Keeling Island, and the bottling of the Konigsberg in the mouth of the Rufujili River (German East Africa). Locally the Arab quarter behind the citadel was cleared for military reasons. This is a singular procedure, perhaps to forestall attempts to burn stores by natives. It is inconceivable that the English should attempt to hold the citadel if the Turks got into Egypt. Many arrests of Turks and nationalists have taken place to prevent local agitation.

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.