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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 15, 1914

[G 4530]
[G 4530 A]: Pit G 4530 at a depth of about 11.5 cm reached the top of a chamber opening toward the west. A few limestone models were found
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-61, model offering table]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-63, model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [model dish]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-64, model spouted basin]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-59, model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [model dish]
and fragments of ordinary brown pottery:
[ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:5).

Small burials between G 4740 and G 4640; G 4740 and G 4730; and G 4640 and G 4540 being cleared to skeleton for photographing and mm tomb cards.

Friday, January 16, 1914

Street between G 4730 and G 4630 finished:

[ILLUSTRATION]
1. Inscribed door;
2. pillar foundation;
3. where eighty-two alabaster models were found.

Sand between G 4530 and G 4430 being cleared and an offering door of beautiful masonry was exposed on the east face of G 4430.

[G 4530]
[G 4530 A]: Pit G 4530 progressing. Thirteen more white limestone models found: three cups like yesterday:
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-67, model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-68, model jar]
[ILLUSTRATION] [14-1-70, model jar]

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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
    01/15/1914; 01/16/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4640

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4730

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4740

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.