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Saturday, October 19, 1912 (continued)

Cleared pottery on top of G 2330 [= G 5380]. It covers an area around the pit. This layer of pots was laid in one by one, not thrown down.

[ILLUSTRATION] [jars] Coarse red ware.
[ILLUSTRATION] [bread molds, among them 12-10-70, 12-10-71] Coarse mud ware.
[ILLUSTRATION] [bowl stands, among them 12-10-66, 12-10-67, 12-10-68, 12-10-69] Red wash, red ware.

Clearing top of G 2320 [= G 5280], to level of side walls (core).

Excavated mastabas built against south end of G 2350 [= G 5290].

Finished street before G 2310 [= G 5180], second period mastabas G 2311 and G 2312, penetrated by X-pits. Swept surface of decay between G 2300 [= G 5190] and G 2310 for photography.

Pit G 2300 A [= G 5190 A] - a chamber on the south. Sand filling nearly to top of chamber, below clean limestone filling. Shaft appears to descend below chamber. In upper debris was found yesterday fragments of broken pots.

[ILLUSTRATION] (upper left) Smooth red ware, black core, red wash. Diameter about 30 cm.
[ILLUSTRATION] (lower left) [12-10-16] Red ware, red wash, pebble burnish. Diameter about 15 cm.
[ILLUSTRATION] (right) [12-10-19] Fine hard drab, a pink ware.

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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 7

  • G 2311

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2312

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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.