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Friday, March 22, 1912 (continued)

[G 2130 (continued)]
(X) treasure hunters have broken
through the stone masonry and gone on down into the rock. They have also broken a hole in the floor of the chapel which shows a double stone floor with a space ca. 30 cm between.

Saturday, March 23, 1912

Pit G 2190 B. On removing stone from doorway found the chamber half full of dirt.
G 2200 A [= G 5080 A] is of the same type as G 2190 A and B.

Clearing between G 2170 and G 2220 found small mastabas cut to pieces by cross pits.

For the first time since we have camped here mosquitoes have appeared in numbers at the pyramids in March. Usually they come in September and die off in December or January.

Sunday, March 24, 1912

Work progressing eastwards to a point north of G 2180.
In a small mastaba next to G 2220 and inscribed stela and a list of offerings.
In the dirt beside a small mastabas (no.__) a small unfinished statuette of yellow limestone.
The upper part of the stela of [GLYPHS] [Neferi] [MFA 12.1393] found

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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
    03/22/1912; 03/23/1912; 03/24/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Neferi (east of G 2180 and G 5080)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2170

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Neferi (east of G 2180 and G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragments of limestone false door (MFA 12.1393 + MFA 12.1498 + MFA 12.1515) inscribed for Neferi, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S Sps nswt smr pr] overseer of the department of palace attendants, noble of the king, companion of the house; found east of G 5080 (MFA 12.1393) and east of G 2180 (MFA 12.1498 and MFA 12.1515) (incorrectly attributed to G 2185 in P-M III, p. 81).

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.