- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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Monday, November 24, 1913 (continued)
[G 4440 A (continued)]
from top of mastaba 13.6 meters. Many fragments of pottery and a few of alabaster found 12.72 meters to top of entrance door from top. 72 cm from west side of pit to entrance door. 463 cm of masonry from top of pit, the remaining portion being solid rock.
Rest of day spent in clearing debris as usual, and occasional fragments of pottery etc. A good flint flake: [ILLUSTRATION]
Tuesday, November 25, 1913
Work continued on pit no. G 4440 clearing debris from it and chamber. Debris consists of limestone chips, sand and frequent fragments of red and brown pottery, together with a few of alabaster. Objects found similar to those in previous pits Nos. G 4140, G 4240, and G 4340.
Wednesday, November 26, 1913
Work continued as yesterday, started street between G 4440 and G 4540. A fine hard brown pot: [ILLUSTRATION] and fragments of an alabaster table found.
Thursday, November 27, 1913
Forty-one men from Quft arrived in a.m.
Finished clearing pit and chamber of G 4440, and finished day clearing sand in street between G 4440 and G 4540. See drawings on pages 14 - 15. Two holes in stone slab.
Englebach and Brunton of the Petrie Expedition here to discuss handling of men. Mr. Bolland from the Sudan Office and Mrs. Bolland and Mrs. and Miss Euires here, wife and daughter of the British Consul General in Constantinople.
Friday, November 28, 1913
Men continued as yesterday clearing stone and sand debris and finding occasional potsherds. The layers of debris in the street are quite clearly distinguishable (see drawing). After the cemetery was abandoned a light layer of sand about 5 cm thick was laid down on the older surface. On top of this the debris was thrown out from pit G 4540, then about 80 cm of sand drifted in the space between this tomb and the mastaba G 4440. On top of this was about a meter of debris thrown out apparently from the pit of G 4440. On top of this the drift sand has come in nearly to the top of the mastabas. It is thus clear that G 4540 was first plundered very soon after the abandonment of the cemetery and G 4440 at a slightly later date.
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