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Tuesday, December 1, 1914 (continued)
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.
The chamber of G 5235 A breaks through into another chamber approached by a passage like the above.
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 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).
The chamber of G 5234 A had been completely plundered. Found three limestone canopes.
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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- Documentation-Expedition diary pages
- 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
- George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
- 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.
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