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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, January 21, 1915 (continued)

(4) G 5131
Clearing pits of G 5131 and around walls. Sand over hard packed debris.

Friday, January 22, 1915

Work on
(1) street between G 5010 and G 5020
(2) Burial pits of G 5131
(3) Street south of G 5131
(4) Street and trench between G 5020 and G 5120, and remains of offering chamber of G 5020

(1) Between G 5010 and G 5020
Finished clearing street between G 5010 and G 5020. Remains of plaster mud walls.

(2) G 5131
Clearing pits A and B of G 5131. Dark debris under sand and limestone fragments.

(3) South of G 5131
Clearing trench south of G 5131. Dark debris mixed with pottery fragments.

(4) Between G 5020 and G 5120
Clearing trench along G 5120, west side, and offering chamber of G 5020, dark debris.

Saturday, January 23, 1915
day 67

Work on
(1) pits A, B, C, northeast of G 5010 end of street between G 5010 and G 5020
(2) Offering chamber, pits X and Y of G 5020 and street
(3) street north of G 5110
(4) G 5131, clearing pits

(1) [G 5012]
Clearing pits A, B, C at end of street northeast corner of G 5010. Dirt debris. In pit B fragments of large pottery plates.

(2) G 5020
Clearing offering chamber, pits X and Y, and mud plastered walls of G 5020. Dirt debris. In southwest corner of offering chamber an inscribed limestone blood basin [15-1-35, offering basin inscribed for Imhetep], in place.

(3) North of G 5110
Clearing street north of G 5110, of sand mixed with limestone fragments.

(4) G 5131
Clearing pits of G 5131, and along south side of G 5131.

Sunday, January 24, 1915
day 68

Work on
(1) Street north of G 5020 [?]
(2) Trench north of G 5020
(3) G 5131

(1) North of G 5110 [?]
Clearing street north of G 5110 of hard debris.

(2) North of G 5020
Started clearing trench along north side of G 5020. Hard debris mixed with pottery fragments.

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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
    01/21/1915; 01/22/1915; 01/23/1915; 01/24/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Imhetep (G 5020)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5131

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Imhetep (G 5020)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5020. Limestone offering basin (15-1-35) inscribed for Imhetep, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in situ in G 5020.

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.