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Tuesday, January 6, 1914

Causeway being taken down on G 4630 and between G 4630 and G 4530 so all sand and debris can be removed from that region. Twenty-six more beads like the one above, found between G 4730 and G 4630 (G 4631 B) together with many ordinary beads of different sizes [ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:1).

Pit G 4630 reached its end at a depth of about 11 meters.
The door slat was found in position with one corner broken off, and only one stone in the blocking masonry removed for entrance by the plunderers about 50 cm x 30 cm. The chamber is an unfinished one, and at the southeast corner light can be seen entering from a mud pit between G 4630 and G 4730. Pots, bones, a skull and many fragments lay about.

Showed a Mr. and Mrs. Tewkes from the Smithsonian Institution at Washington the works in the a.m. and Mr. and Mrs. Poore in the p.m.

Wednesday, January 7, 1914

Causeway on G 4630 and between G 4630 and G 4530 entirely taken away and sand debris being cleared where it stood.
Photos taken in chamber G 4630.
Debris taken from between G 4730 and G 4630 is being put on top of G 4630 which will be thrown into the pit after it, (the pit), is completed.

Showed Mr. and Mrs. Poynter the works.

Debris thrown out from G 4630 and G 4530 exposed:


Thursday, January 8, 1914

Work continued as yesterday. Two thirds of a wigged head, and the feet of a very small statue (white limestone) found in debris between G 4630 and G 4530 thrown out from pit G 4630, apparently:

[ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:4)

Ashur Mohammed Saleek died suddenly about 10 p.m.

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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
    01/06/1914; 01/07/1914; 01/08/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Ashur Mohammed Saleek
    Mr. and Mrs. Poore
    Mr. and Mrs. Poynter
    Mr. and Mrs. Tewkes
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4630

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4631

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4730

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Ashur Mohammed Saleek

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker who died (January 1914).
  • 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.

Groups 3