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Sunday, December 5, 1915 (continued)

[(3) G 4811 (continued)]
end. Removed at the end of work were numerous fragments of red bowls (recurved rims and other types), and a fragment from the top of an alabaster head rest of unusual construction. The broken end of the upright was fitted into a socket and held in place by cement. The upright was broken in ancient times (ancient cement in fracture) and mended by drilling holes on either side above the fracture into which were pinned thongs or copper strips which passed through grooves across the fracture, and were again pinned below it (probably).


(4) East of G 4611 (G 4613)
Started clearing section to the east of G 4611 and south of G 4710. A small intermediate mastaba [G 4613] built against the east face of G 4611 was cleared. In the center of its east side is a recess at the west end of which is a niche and directly behind pit A. East of the northern part and standing alone is a niche stone facing east. Further east is the west wall of large rough blocks of G 4712, against which, just south of the detached niche, is a pile of debris (thrown out from pit plundering in G 4712)

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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 5

  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4613

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4811+4812

    • 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.