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Tuesday, October 26, 1915 (continued)

Work clearing out the hard debris in the angle north of G 5110 and west of G 5230. Apparently there was here some sort of construction platform.
[ILLUSTRATION] This construction platform x on page 17 has a mud plastered face on the north. After the construction of G 5230 and north of the construction platform x was filled up to the top of the construction platform with limestone debris, earth, potsherds. On this debris, the east wall of G 5131 was built being slightly (about 20-30 cm) sunk in the debris. The mud-plastered entrance to G 5020 was partly built in an excavation in the construction platform.

(2) G 5130
Cleared pit G 5130 B. Descends only slightly in rock (unused?).

(3) G 5130
Clearing pit G 5130 A chamber (front).

(4) G 5130
Clearing back of G 5130 on north.

Wednesday, October 27, 1915
day 5

Mr. and Mrs. Crowfoot came.

Work on
(1) between G 5130 and G 5230
(2) pit A in G 5130
(3) space between G 5030 and G 5040

(1) Between G 5130 and G 5230
Clearing out sand east of northern half of G 5130. The rock dips to a hollow nearly 2 meters deep. To the south cut away the hard debris forming the floor of G 5230, G 5130, G 5131. Trace of another mud plastered platform or causeway about 3 meters north of the first one.

(2) G 5130
Continued clearing chamber of G 5130 A. All sand as before.

(3) Between G 5030 and G 5040
Apparently there is a later mastaba (G 5031) tucked in between the rubbish from the top of G 5040 (southern end). Junker has excavated G 5040 A but B remains. Cleared pits A and B in G 5030 filled with debris from intruded mastaba to save long carry.


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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
    10/26/1915; 10/27/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5131

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.