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Tuesday, December 1, 1914 (continued)

G 5234
In the forecourt of G 5234, an inclined shaft runs down under the mastaba. This was built of masonry in the hard debris. The main shaft is closed with blocks of limestone like G 2387 A. [ILLUSTRATION] But the thieves have gone in between the two roofs and the chamber is full of sand.

G 5235
The chamber of G 5235 A breaks through into another chamber approached by a passage like the above.

G 5330
In the mud of the mound at the northeast corner of G 5330, we found the face of an alabaster royal statue two-thirds or three-fifths life-sized - presumably Khafre [14-12-1]. This fits a throat [14-11-206] found with the black granite fragments between G 5230 N and G 5235.

G 5221
G 5221 B contains a built up stone coffin - broken open behind.

Wednesday, December 2, 1914

Work on G 5221 A, G 5234 A (finished), G 5235 A (finished except entrance), part in front of G 5234 and G 5235 (surface debris).

G 5234
The chamber of G 5234 A had been completely plundered. Found three limestone canopes.

G 5235
G 5235 A presents a puzzle. The pit descends into an unfinished chamber approached by an incline (as G 5234 A). The inclined shaft is not yet exposed outside but appears to be closed with stones. The chamber entered by this shaft is unfinished - a stone box is in the middle only partially cut out. The vertical shaft comes through the roof in the northwest corner.


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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
    12/01/1914; 12/02/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5235

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5330

    • 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.