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Thursday, November 19, 1914 (continued)

Section in front of Lepsius 40 W (G 5230 W) nearly finished, began work on Lepsius 40 S (G 5230 S).


This building was never finished. The entrance E was dressed and the inside of S1 - 4 but Room O was left unfinished, as well as all the outer surfaces.
All the serdabs S1 - S4 were roofed with heavy blocks of stone. [ILLUSTRATION]. But the westernmost block in S1 - S3 had been either removed or shoved aside. In S4 it was the second block from the west. The southern rooms were full of sand. In O, a big hole had been dug by thieves cutting into the masonry - filled with rubbish. In S3 a body skeleton, probably Roman. Appears as if the rooms S1 - S4 had been used as a communal burial place in Roman times.

In the end of the corridor of G 5232 is a small unopened serdab.


Friday, November 20, 1914

G 5232
Opened serdab in G 5232. Serdab had about 10 to 12 cm of debris, plaster and organic decay. Probably contained a wooden figure - now entirely decayed or

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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
    11/19/1914; 11/20/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • 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.