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Wednesday, January 1, 1913

[G 2381]
The main work was the clearing of G 2381 A, which for the sake of knowing the record together has been entered in the 1912 IV book.

Other work continued at cemetery G 2500 clearing the face of Lepsius 23 [= G 2000].

Thursday, January 2, 1913

[G 2381]
Cleared out coffin and body in G 2381 A (see 1912 IV).

Finished clearing G 2500.

Friday, January 3, 1913

Work begun on cemetery G 1500 north of the cemetery G 1400 etc. of 1904-5.
A mud-brick mastaba, G 1551 was cleared with a corridor which was roofed with leaning brick vault fashioned on under side to resemble beams and painted red: [ILLUSTRATION] In this was an unusual serdab between two niches on the level of the floor. The district is very unpromising in appearance. But I want some material on the date of these mud-brick mastabas.

Saturday, January 4, 1913

[G 2385]
Fitted together offering cases from G 2385 A, geese, leg of beef: [ILLUSTRATION]. Almost all pieces fitted up; but a number of fragments missing.

Men working on cemetery G 1500. A gang was sent to sound Menkaure quarry. Reached bottom in two places in middle and started clearing towards north.

Greg and Weigall came to visit excavations. Weigall brought project for Delta excavations.

Telegram from Wainwright: "Leaving here, writing". Letter from Wellcome re Wainwright's return route.

[G 2391]
Examined G 2391:

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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
    01/01/1913; 01/02/1913; 01/03/1913; 01/04/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall, British, 1880–1934
    Gerald Averay Wainwright, British, 1879–1964
    H. W. Wellcome
    Mr. Gregg

Tombs and Monuments 9

Photos 1

People 6

Modern People

  • Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1880–1934
    • Remarks Egyptologist and author. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1880-1934) British Egyptologist and author; born St Helier, jersey, 2O Nov. 1880, son of Major Arthur Archibald Denny Weigall and Alice Cowan; he was educated at Hillside School, Malvern, and Wellington College; he entered New College, Oxford, 1900, but left after a short residence to become assistant to Prof. Flinders Petrie on the staff of the EEF, 1901; he married twice, first Hortense Schleiter of Chicago, second Muriel Frances Lillie of Hillsborough, Co. Down; he was Inspector-General of Antiquities for the Egyptian Government, 1905-14; he was closely associated with excavations in the Theban Necropolis carried out by Sir Robert Mond (q.v.), and also with those of Theodore Davis (q.v.) in the Valley of Kings; he was an efficient and ener- getic official and for the first time probably since Pharaonic times the tombs and temples of Western Thebes became well ordered and properly conserved; he initiated the numbering of the Tombs of the Nobles now in general use, and assisted in their opening up and restoration; with A.H. Gardiner (q.v.) he produced the Topographical catalogue of the Private Tombs of Thebes later supplemented by Engelbach (q.v.); his later popular works are better known but were often written in haste; his later life was that of a writer and journalist even, of a scene designer, and shows avery individualistic stamp; for hisarchaeological work Weigall was awarded the Cross 4th Class Red Eagle, Germany, Officer's Cross of Franz Joseph, Austria, 3rd Class Medjidieh, Egypt; he published many works serious and popular, see Abydos I, in part, 1902; Abydos III 1904; A Report on the Antiquities of Lower Nubia, 1907; A Catalogue of the Weights and Balances in the Cairo Museum 1908; TraveLc in the Upper Egyptian Deserts, 1909; A Guide to the Antiquities of UpperEgypt, 1910, like Baikie's a very useful book for the tourist; The Life of Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt, 1910, rev. 1922; The Treasury of Ancient Egypt, 1911; A Topographical Gatalogue of the Tombs of Thebes, with A. H. Gardiner, 1913; The Life of Cleopatra, Queen of egypt, 1914, rev. 1924; Egypt from 1798 to 1914, 1915; The Clory of the pharaohs, 1923; Tutankhamen, and other Essays, 1923; AnctIent Egyptian Works of Art, 1924; A History of the Pharaohs, vol.i, 1925, vol. ii, 1926, never completed, a work of great originality and very well written, but marred by the author's individual approach to certain philological and historical matters, and displaying considerable arrogance towards other contemporary Egyptologists; at this stage of his career Weigall's writing became more general with works such as Flights into Antiqulity Sappho, and Laura was My Camel; but he produced a final Egyptological book Ashort History of Ancient Egypt , 1934; he died in London 2 Jan. 1934. Egyptian Religion, ii, 75, ]EA 20 (1934), 107 (A. H. Gardiner); WWWiii, 1431;j. Hankey, Minerva 5 no. 4 (1994), 16-23
  • 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.
  • Gerald Averay Wainwright

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1879–1964
    • Remarks British Egyptologist and archaeologist. Assistant to Mr. Wellcome for Gebel-Moya expedition.
  • H. W. Wellcome

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Sudan Expedition
  • 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. Gregg

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates