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Saturday, October 26, 1912 (continued)

[G 2336 (continued)]
seemed broken down. Although a layer of mud was laid over the roof, the chamber was full of debris. (Stopped for photography.)
Serdab 3 (S 3) in G 2336. Roof uncovered just at sunset. Through hole in roof at back (west), the back of a wooden statuette is visible.

Crowfoot came, bringing MacKenzie about 4:30. MacKenzie has been engaged by Wellcome for Sudan Expedition.

Sunday, October 27, 1912

G 2336, serdab 2, proved to be a burial (lettered E).
G 2336, serdab 3, proved to contain three wooden statuettes [12-10-34, 12-10-35, 12-10-36] not in very good condition. This mastaba presents a type not found before in a cemetery - no offering chamber, offering niche in middle, and a serdab in each front corner. The masonry is not stepped, but battered. No core structure. A simple filled mastaba.


G 2360 on the north appears to be much the same type. In the southeast corner is a well-made stone-lined serdab, filled with rubbish. The diorite fragments from the street in front probably came from this serdab.

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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
    10/26/1912; 10/27/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Duncan MacKenzie
    H. W. Wellcome
    John Winter Crowfoot, British, 1865–1959

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2336

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Duncan MacKenzie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Assistant to Mr. Wellcome
  • 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.
  • H. W. Wellcome

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Sudan Expedition
  • John Winter Crowfoot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1865–1959
    • Remarks Archaeologist and educationalist. Husband of Grace Mary Crowfoot. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.