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Saturday, October 18, 1913

Opening pit G 4340.

Sunday, October 19, 1913

Reached chamber G 4340.

Monday, October 20, 1913

Sent ten L.S. [pounds sterling] to Kerma to Hassan to buy grain as the price is much less there ardab [?] against 200 piasters in Egypt. He is to store this for sale to men later in order to save them expense. All foodstuffs and fodder are cruelly high even now when the granaries are full. They will reach starvation prices later.

In G 4340 after clearing sand from shaft baring the hard debris in the bottom of the shaft, the men were set to clearing the chamber of drift sand.

Tuesday, October 21, 1913

G 4340 A. The lining of the shaft is of massive masonry, well formed but not well joined:


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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
    10/18/1913; 10/19/1913; 10/20/1913; 10/21/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4340

    • 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.