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Friday, November 1, 1912 (continued)

[G 2320 A = G 5280 A (continued)]
(3) A broken cylindrical bead, blue faience [12-11-4c]. [ILLUSTRATION]
(4) A large cylindrical bead, blue faience [12-11-4b]. [ILLUSTRATION]
(5) A double cone bead, carnelian [12-11-4a]. [ILLUSTRATION]

The Balkan war has occupied our interest during the last fortnight. Today news of the defeat of the main Turkish army by the Bulgarians after a two days battle seems to foreshadow the end of Turkey in Europe. No one can foretell at present the end of this war, or its effect on Europe. No can any further plans be made for archaeological work in Turkey (Samaria) until a settlement has been reached. What will be the fate of the Ottoman Museum in Constantinople?

Saturday, November 2, 1912

Work continues on G 2360, G 2350 [= G 5290], and at north end of G 2350 [= G 5290].

[SIGN] In the upper part of B, a burial on back.

Sunday, November 3, 1912

Work on G 2360 pits, G 2365 pit, G 2350 [= G 5290] pit A still going on. The greater part of the men were shifted to a place north of G 2350 [= G 5290] in from of G 2197.

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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
    11/01/1912; 11/02/1912; 11/03/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2365

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 1

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.