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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, November 17, 1915 (continued)

[Work on (continued)]
(4) Street east of G 4710

Thursday, November 18, 1915
day 24

Work on
(1) G 4920
(2) street east of G 4710
(3) street east of G 4610

(1) G 4920
Pit G 4920 A very deep. Debris has changed to limestone rubbish mixed with sand.

(2) East of G 4710
Street east of G 4710. Carried out sand nearly to chapel of G 4710

[ILLUSTRATION]

The most noticeable feature is the denudation of G 4711 and G 4712 and the dump from G 4710 A which rests on them and against the mastaba G 4710. The pit G 4710 A was plundered after the denudation of G 4711 and before much accumulation of sand.

(3) East of G 4610
Street east of G 4610. This shows two dumps one in east against G 4710 from G 4710 A and one on west against G 4610 from pit G 4610 A.

Friday, November 19, 1915
day 25

Work on
(1) G 4920 B
(2) G 4711 B and
(3) street east of G 4610

(1) G 4920
Reached top of doorway G 4920 B. This is the second pit not the first. A was never finished because it struck hard rock and the ancient workers abandoned it.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 4711
Pit G 4711 B. This is a very deep pit for such a subsidiary mastaba. The debris was dirt and stones not sand; but the pit was plundered. Stone coffin with broken bowl on top.

(3) East of G 4610
Street east of G 4610.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    11/17/1915; 11/18/1915; 11/19/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4711

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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.