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Thursday, October 10, 1912 (continued)

[G 2320 = G 5280 (continued)]
[ILLUSTRATION] a serdab. This had the first stone on the south shifted to one side. The casing of the offering chamber and of the mastaba had been removed by stone thieves. In this process the outer part of the serdab window had been removed, exposing the interior and the statues. The stone workers had apparently then entered by removing south stone from roof, and upset some of the statues, looking for treasure. They had also broken the statues, perhaps in anger at finding nothing. Continuing their work in the street (a chapel?) on the east, they had thrown the rubbish back into the serdab through the window. They were now probably still looking for treasure, for with this rubbish they threw in also a skeleton (old female, certainly from an X-pit).


1. Single standing limestone statue [12-10-2].
2. Double limestone statue ([heads] missing) [12-10-3].
3. Head [12-10-6].
4. Head.
There were also fragments of a small female statuette (head) and a small male statuette [shattered triad 12-10-4].

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "A Triad for Pehenptah." Warsaw Egyptological Studies I. Essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Jadwiga Lipinska. Warsaw: National Museum "Pro-Egipt," 1997, p. 265, fig. 2.

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.