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Saturday, December 4, 1915 (continued)

(2) G 4715
West of G 4817 is the mastaba G 4715, built against the east face of G 4714. It has a rubble core, and on the east side two stone faces one inside the other. The south face is formed by the north wall of the exterior chapel of G 4714. Pit A was looted but not yet cleared. The passage east of G 4715 has pit B at its north end, and lines up with G 4814 O to the north, from which it is divided by a double wall, mud brick to the south and battered stone to the north


(3) G 4714 chapel
The mud brick exterior chapel of G 4714 was finished.

(4) G 4714
Started work on G 4714. North of O search was made for a serdab, but without result. Northwest of O two stone faces at right angles probably mark the position of Pit A. North of the northeast corner of G 4714 is the pit, apparently belonging to G 4811 or G 4814. The debris in the street behind this pit and over the ruined mud chapel G 4710, appears to have come from this pit (early plundering).


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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4714

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4715

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4815

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4817

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4818

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4819

    • 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.