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Thursday, November 4, 1915
day 12

Work
(1) on space between G 5230 W and N
(2) on carrying out railroad embankment

(1) Between G 5230 W and N
Finished clearing space between G 5230 W and G 5230 N. Carried out plaster floor as it rested on sand. Hole dug by treasure hunters. Fragments of statues (limestone) and statuettes (granite, etc). Scraps of Roman pottery.

(2) Railroad embankment
Worked on railroad embankment - space north of G 5230 W.
[ILLUSTRATION]
x - line of surface of original floor. xx - a rough surface formed by casual excavation.
Arrived at face of G 5230 N going east.

Friday, November 5, 1915
day 13

Work
(1) carrying out railroad embankment over G 5237 and G 5236
(2) various cleaning operations in and around G 5230 N
(3) pit G 4940 A

(1) Railroad embankment
[ILLUSTRATION]

In pit G 5237 A, large part of a limestone head (statuette) [15-11-31].

(2) G 5230
Clearing dust from serdabs G 5230 N and clearing gravel from street east.

(3) G 4940
Clearing pit G 4940 A dumping into B.

Saturday, November 6, 1915
day 14

Work on
(1) G 4940 A
(2) carrying out railroad embankment

(1) G 4940
Clearing pit G 4940 A reached about 12 meters down.

(2) Railroad embankment
Carrying out railroad embankment over G 5332.

Storrs and Mrs. Hunter called.

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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
    11/04/1915; 11/05/1915; 11/06/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mrs. Hunter
    Ronald Storrs

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5332

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Mrs. Hunter

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Ronald Storrs

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Oriental Secretary; First Dragoman British Agency