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Saturday, December 13, 1913

Storm continued on its ninth day.

Work continued in G 4540 and G 4640 and street between.
New section of causeway laid between G 4530 and G 4630.
Pits G 4540 and G 4640 finished, chambers photographed as found. Door slabs in both pits are in position, entrance being made possible through hole made by corner of slab knocked off.

Mr. and Mrs. Crowfoot, Mr. Paul, Borchardt, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Winlock to dinner in large mekteb.

Sent two boxes and two bales to Shellal to be picked up by R. on 23rd (for Kerma).

Sunday, December 14, 1913

Wind continued from West.
Worked as yesterday in street and clearing of chamber G 4540 and G 4640 in process. Many model pots and jars found in chamber.

Monday, December 15, 1913

Men's day off.
Dr. Reisner called on Mr. Arnold, discussed appointment of Judge Crabites to Committee d'Archaeologie. Also to Bank to arrange for supply of money to Kerma. Then with Mrs. Reisner to lunch with Madame Artin and the Pasha. Prof. Sayce and Mr. Dunlop also present. Sayce thinks he can get us exclusive right to Sudan from Kerma to Khalfa.

Tuesday, December 16, 1913

Sand continued to blow (it is twelve days) from west up to 1:30 p.m. then switched to north.
Pits and chambers G 4540 and G 4640 completed (see pages 14 - 15).
Street between progressing.
Chamber of G 4330 partly cleared.

Wednesday, December 17, 1913

Wind continued from northwest.
Pit and chamber to No. G 4330 finished.
Pit G 4740 and street between G 4640 and G 4740 started.
Street between G 4540 and G 4640 being finished.

A Mr. Manson from Williams College introduced by Prof. Ferguson; and Mr. Arnold, our American Diplomatic Agent; here in p.m.
The eight portrait heads were photographed a few times in a group before shown to Mr. Arnold.

Thursday, December 18, 1913

Pit G 4740 and street between G 4640 and G 4740 continuing to be cleared of sand.

Friday, December 19, 1913

Work as yesterday.

Saturday, December 20, 1913

Pit G 4740 cleared and street progressing. One fragment of alabaster [one of two fragments registered as 13-12-32b] and one incomplete pot in fragments [13-12-32a]

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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
    12/13/1913; 12/14/1913; 12/15/1913; 12/16/1913; 12/17/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Artin (Pasha)
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Grace Mary Crowfoot
    Herbert Eustis Winlock, American, 1884–1950
    John Winter Crowfoot, British, 1865–1959
    Judge Pierre Crabites
    Ludwig Borchardt, German, 1863–1938
    Mme. Artin
    Mr. Arnold
    Mr. Johnson
    Mr. Manson
    Mr. Paul
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Professor Ferguson
    Professor Sayce
    Sir John Strothers von Dunlop
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4330

    • 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 4740

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 17

Modern People

  • Artin (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Grace Mary Crowfoot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Wife of John Winter Crowfoot.
  • Herbert Eustis Winlock

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1884–1950
    • Remarks Egyptologist
  • John Winter Crowfoot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1865–1959
    • Remarks Archaeologist and educationalist. Husband of Grace Mary Crowfoot. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Judge Pierre Crabites

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Ludwig Borchardt

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1863–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1863-1938) German Egyptologist; he was bom in Berlin, 5 Oct. 1863, son of Herman B. and Bertha Levin; he trained as an architect at the Technische Hochschule, 1883-7; he assisted in the Egyptian section of Berlin Museum 1887-8; between 1890 and 1897 he was in charge of building works at Konigsberg; Doctor hon. c. 1897; he studied Egyptology under Erman (q.v.) and first visited Egypt in 1895, working at Philae under Capt. Lyons(q.v.); following de Morgan's great project to catalogue the standing monuments of Egypt ,he inaugurated a less grandiose scheme in conjunction with Maspero (q.v.) for the great (Catalogue Général of Cairo Museum; he became attaché to the German Consulate in Cairo; Borchardt founded and directed the German Institute of Archaeology, 1907-28, on his retirement, he founded his own institute which later became the Swiss Institute; he also contributed a great many texts and much useful information to the Berlin Dictionary; using methods partly derived from Dorpfeld he excavated the sun temple of King Nyuserre at Abu Gurab, 1898-1901, and the pyramids of Abusir; he also excavated and established reconstructions of Amarna houses, 1913-14; Borchardt was the first person to make an intensive study of Egyptian architecture as a subject on its own; he also discovered the workshop of the sculptor Thutmose at Amarna and enriched Berlin Museum with many fine objects from this excavation; another interest of his was chronology; he was a member of the German Arch. Institute, 1898, and a bibliography of his writings, 214 nos., was issued in 1933 to celebrate his 70th birthday; he published, Die aegyptischen,.-, Pflanzensaule1897; Denkmaeler des Alten Reiches (ausser den Statuen) im Museum von Kairo, pt. 1, Cat. Gén., 1901; Das Re- Heiligtum des Konigs Ne-woser-re (Rathures), pt. 1, Der Bau, 1905; Zur Baugeschichte des Amonstempels von Karnak, 1905; Nilmesser und Nilstandsmarken, 1906; Das Grabenkmal des Konigs Ne-user-rec , 1907; Works of Art from the Egyptian Museum at Cairo. With explanations by L. Borchardt, 1908; Das Grabenkmal des Koenig Nefer-ir-ke3-rec, 1909; Das Grabdenkmal des Konigs S'a3hu-rec, 3pts, 1910, 1913; Statuen und Statuetten von Koenigen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Cat. Gén., 1911-36; Die Annalen und die zeitliche Festlegung des Alten Reiches der Aegyptischen Geschichte, 1917; Quellen und Forschungen zur Zeitbestimmung der Aegyptischen Geschichte, 3pts. 1917, 1935, 1938; Die Altaegyptische Zeitmessung 1920; altaegyptische Festungen an der zweiten Nilschnelle, 1923; Portraets der Koenigin Nofret-ete aus den Grabungen 1912/13 in Tell el-Amarna, 1923; Agypten. Landschaft, Volksleben, Baukunst, with H Ricke, 1930; Allerhand Kleinigkeiten ... zu seinem 70. Geburtstage am 3. Oktober 1933, 1933 Beitraege zur Aegyptischen Bauforschung und Altertumskunde, with Ricke, 1937; Die Entstehung des Generalkatalogs und seine Entwicklung in den Jahren 1897-1899, 1937; Aegyptische Tempel mit Umgang, 1938; he died in Paris, 12 Aug. 1938, and was buried in Cairo. ASAE 39 (1939), 43-7 (portr.) U. Leibovitch); Chron. d .Eg. 14 (1939), 141-3 U. Capart) JEA 24 (1938), 248 (G. Steindorff); NDB 2, 455 (H. Ricke).
  • Mme. Artin

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Mr. Arnold

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks American Diplomatic Agent in Egypt
  • Mr. Johnson

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor from Williams College
  • Mr. Paul

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Professor Ferguson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor
  • Professor Sayce

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Sir John Strothers von Dunlop

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates