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Wednesday, November 13, 1912 (continued)

[G 2370 A (continued)]
-made) [12-11-29] [ILLUSTRATION]
I do not think, however, that this is the main pit of G 2370.

West was expected but did not arrive.

Thursday November 14, 1912

West not yet arrived.

G 2370 finished except outside.
Clearing north of G 2370 and north of G 2353.
North of G 2370 came on south end of G 2375. Rough battened masonry with wide niche. Slit on left (south) of niche opens into a serdab. The roof of serdab had been opened (four stones still in place) and the slit broken in antiquity. The room was filled with debris (little sand). The south wall was broken in two places. Not clear at sunset.
Between G 2370 and G 2375 in upper debris fragment of an alabaster head-rest [12-11-33]. [ILLUSTRATION]

North of G 2371 (mud-brick mastaba) in debris a small limestone model vase from a servant statuette [12-11-34].

In chamber of G 2353 B, in a mass of stones, fragments of two limestone statuettes [12-11-38, 12-11-39]. The chamber has been re-used for an intrusive burial (extended) on which occasion the back of the chamber had been piled full of stones.

In chamber G 2360 G, pottery [12-11-36, 12-11-37] [ILLUSTRATION] red-polished.

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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
    11/13/1912; 11/14/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • 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.
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.