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microfilm: begin page 8

Wednesday, January 28, 1914 (continued)

[ILLUSTRATION]

1. place where stela was looked for.
2. place where serdab is being hunted.

Debris between G 4240 and G 4330 being taken off where a part of flint dagger was found:
[ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:1).

Thursday, January 29, 1914

Debris between G 4240 and G 4330 being removed all a.m.
And two hours work used in taking sand from pit found in G 4141 A [= G 4140-Annex A] attached to the north end of G 4140, but stopped because Junker claimed half of it.
Sand and debris being take from between G 4330 and G 4430 during p.m. and causeway there being taken to new causeway from G 4420.
Street between G 4440 and G 4339 finished:

[ILLUSTRATION]

A Mr. Coles shown the works.

Friday, January 30

Work continued removing debris from between G 4330 and G 4430 and also between G 4240 and G 4330.
About fifteen minutes used to look at ground west of G 4220, where rooms were found filled with sand.

[G 4341]
Pit G 4341 A continued in p.m. finding in chamber many pieces of leaf gold, ordinary beads, and odd beads probably part of necklace:
[ILLUSTRATION] (scale 1:1).

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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
    01/28/1914; 01/29/1914; 01/30/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Mr. Coles
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4341

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. 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.
  • Mr. Coles

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