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Wednesday, October 22, 1913 (continued)

[G 4340 (continued)]
filling began (see G 2381 A where some of the pots were put hurriedly in the end of the shaft and smashed by the first stone of the plug.) The plunderers broke many of the pots inside looking for treasure and must have thrown some of their rubbish out into the pit.

Work begun on G 4140. This being the tomb of a woman it probably never contained a white head but I hope we may find some inscribed object perhaps a mud seal impression.

G 4220 clearing front, preparatory to laying railroad line.

Thursday, October 23, 1913

Crawford cleared G 4340 A. Skull not found nor any scrap of it. Under part of the legs a heap of rat bones. Legs wrapped separated and shaped. Bones loose in mass (as in unmummified Old Kingdom bodies). Outer linen exceptionally fine.

Sent Elliot Smith four photos of white head.

Friday, October 24, 1913

Men on G 4220 and a pit G 4140 A.

Visitors: Firth, Mace, Winlock, Bentwich (law school), More (Abu Hamid), and one other.

Weigall has returned with his wife. Mrs. Weigall has gone to Luxor to pack up as Weigall cannot stand the climate or the surroundings or whatever it is he cannot stand. They have taken a house in Cairo for the winter. Weigall hopes to get a place in the Museum. Firth expects to get Weigall's job at Luxor. So also Wainwright, Gilbert-Smith and others.

Saturday, October 25, 1913

Work of G 4140 and G 4230.

Crawford mending and drawing pots.

Telegram from Dixon "leaving Assuan 31st. Writing."

Sunday, October 26, 1913

Work on G 4140 and G 4230.

G 4140 pit. Clean drift sand. Upper part of pit lined with massive blocks like G 4340. Cracks plastered all the way down.

G 4230 has no chapel or niche in face; but an exterior mud-brick chapel of brown bricks.

Edgar and Firth.

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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
    10/22/1913; 10/23/1913; 10/24/1913; 10/25/1913; 10/26/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Abu Hamid
    Arthur Cruttenden Mace, British, 1874–1928
    Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall, British, 1880–1934
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    Gerald Averay Wainwright, British, 1879–1964
    Grafton Elliot Smith, Australian, 1871–1937
    Herbert Eustis Winlock, American, 1884–1950
    Hortense Weigall
    Mr. Bentwich
    Mr. Dixon
    Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford, British, 1886–1957
    Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert-Smith
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 13

Modern People

  • Abu Hamid

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Arthur Cruttenden Mace

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1928
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1880–1934
    • Remarks Egyptologist and author. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1880-1934) British Egyptologist and author; born St Helier, jersey, 2O Nov. 1880, son of Major Arthur Archibald Denny Weigall and Alice Cowan; he was educated at Hillside School, Malvern, and Wellington College; he entered New College, Oxford, 1900, but left after a short residence to become assistant to Prof. Flinders Petrie on the staff of the EEF, 1901; he married twice, first Hortense Schleiter of Chicago, second Muriel Frances Lillie of Hillsborough, Co. Down; he was Inspector-General of Antiquities for the Egyptian Government, 1905-14; he was closely associated with excavations in the Theban Necropolis carried out by Sir Robert Mond (q.v.), and also with those of Theodore Davis (q.v.) in the Valley of Kings; he was an efficient and ener- getic official and for the first time probably since Pharaonic times the tombs and temples of Western Thebes became well ordered and properly conserved; he initiated the numbering of the Tombs of the Nobles now in general use, and assisted in their opening up and restoration; with A.H. Gardiner (q.v.) he produced the Topographical catalogue of the Private Tombs of Thebes later supplemented by Engelbach (q.v.); his later popular works are better known but were often written in haste; his later life was that of a writer and journalist even, of a scene designer, and shows avery individualistic stamp; for hisarchaeological work Weigall was awarded the Cross 4th Class Red Eagle, Germany, Officer's Cross of Franz Joseph, Austria, 3rd Class Medjidieh, Egypt; he published many works serious and popular, see Abydos I, in part, 1902; Abydos III 1904; A Report on the Antiquities of Lower Nubia, 1907; A Catalogue of the Weights and Balances in the Cairo Museum 1908; TraveLc in the Upper Egyptian Deserts, 1909; A Guide to the Antiquities of UpperEgypt, 1910, like Baikie's a very useful book for the tourist; The Life of Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt, 1910, rev. 1922; The Treasury of Ancient Egypt, 1911; A Topographical Gatalogue of the Tombs of Thebes, with A. H. Gardiner, 1913; The Life of Cleopatra, Queen of egypt, 1914, rev. 1924; Egypt from 1798 to 1914, 1915; The Clory of the pharaohs, 1923; Tutankhamen, and other Essays, 1923; AnctIent Egyptian Works of Art, 1924; A History of the Pharaohs, vol.i, 1925, vol. ii, 1926, never completed, a work of great originality and very well written, but marred by the author's individual approach to certain philological and historical matters, and displaying considerable arrogance towards other contemporary Egyptologists; at this stage of his career Weigall's writing became more general with works such as Flights into Antiqulity Sappho, and Laura was My Camel; but he produced a final Egyptological book Ashort History of Ancient Egypt , 1934; he died in London 2 Jan. 1934. Egyptian Religion, ii, 75, ]EA 20 (1934), 107 (A. H. Gardiner); WWWiii, 1431;j. Hankey, Minerva 5 no. 4 (1994), 16-23
  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Gerald Averay Wainwright

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1879–1964
    • Remarks British Egyptologist and archaeologist. Assistant to Mr. Wellcome for Gebel-Moya expedition.
  • Grafton Elliot Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Australian, 1871–1937
    • Remarks Sir; Anatomist and anthropologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Herbert Eustis Winlock

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1884–1950
    • Remarks Egyptologist
  • Hortense Weigall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks First wife of Arthur Weigall.
  • Mr. Bentwich

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Dixon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Assistant to Mr. Wellcome
  • Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1886–1957
    • Remarks Archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

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