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Tuesday, November 23, 1915 (continued)

[(1) East of G 4710 (continued)]
Offering chamber in G 4710 cleared of sand, exposing lower part of niche (deep early type) in southwest corner. On the floor was a Ptolemaic-Roman burial (fragment of ushabti, bits of plaster from painted mummy case, amulet, bones, etc.).

(2) G 4610
Pit and chamber G 4610 A finished. A group of alabaster model vessels and copper model tools [15-11-56, 15-11-57, 15-11-58, 15-11-59] found in chamber, in sand and debris above the floor level. The vessels of following types:
[model dish] [15-11-46, 15-11-47, 15-11-48]
[model cup] [15-11-50]
[model jar] [15-11-51]
[model jar] [15-11-52]
[model jar] [15-11-54, 15-11-55]
[model jar] [15-11-53]
Also in debris on floor of chamber a further group of alabaster model vessels left in place for photographing.

(3) G 4813
Work started clearing G 4813 at the northeast corner of the G 4810 complex.


Stone with relief left by thieves (or Schiaparelli) when the rest of the reliefs were removed.
The serdab, O I and O II were filled with recent drift sand (Schiaparelli?), the rest of mastaba undisturbed in recent times. On west side of pyramid I are two smooth stelae; behind the southern one is the serdab S, behind the northern no serdab has been found. West of O II are rubble walls as indicated, probably a pit. Pit A was filled with hard debris (earth and stones).

(4) G 4612
Pit G 4612 A finished. The chamber at the west side contained nothing. Human bones found in serdab probably come from this pit.

Wednesday, November 24, 1915
day 29

Work on
(1) street east of G 4710
(2) mastaba G 4813
(3) south of G 4813

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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
    11/23/1915; 11/24/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 2

Modern People

  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.