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Friday, October 31, 1913

Clearing chamber G 4140 A.

Saturday, November 1, 1913

Clearing sand in chamber G 4140 A. Potsherds as in G 4140. Also female skull and part of pelvis.

Sunday, November 2

In early morning came on another white head in G 4140 A. It ought to be a female.
The head on examination is certainly female. The nose is broken off. There were found a number of stone model vessels, pots and potsherds and a few copper implements and a small limestone ear [ILLUSTRATION].

Monday, November 3, 1913

Work on G 4140 A.

Crawford left after tea for Gebel Moya.

Tuesday, November 4, 1913

Began clearing street between G 4140 and G 4240. This was not entirely cleared in 1912.

Wednesday, November 5, 1913

In the street (G 4140 - G 4240) there is a big deposit of limestone rubbish thrown out of the pits of the two mastabas:


It is clear the pits were plundered after the decay of the chapel and before the sand mud came in. Under the limestone rubbish, there was found the basis of a seated statuette of limestone (bad condition) and a head (female) of another statuette.

Thursday, November 6, 1913

Street clear to surface of decay. This debris of decay is higher opposite the chapel and probably contains a stone chapel.

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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
    10/31/1913 through 11/06/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford, British, 1886–1957

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.
  • Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1886–1957
    • Remarks Archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.