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Thursday, March 14, 1912 (continued)

[G 2191 (continued)]
crack in the roof (about 15-20 cm) but was filled with sand, dirt and stones. It was empty.

North of G 2190 lies G 2185 back against G 2183 [G 2183 crossed out in red and G 2186? added] and G 2184. Clearing the top of this the men came on the top of the head of a small figure. [ILLUSTRATION]
This proved to be in a serdab behind a niche. At sunset had cleared to floor of serdab, which contained two figures. No. 1 a pair statuette, two males, one with bushy headdress. [ILLUSTRATION] and one with [ILLUSTRATION] close headdress. No. 2 was a woman grinding grain [MFA 12.1486].

Friday, March 15, 1912

Mastaba G 2185 developed as in sketch above. Mud brick walls are cased with limestone. In the niche in front of the serdab there was the body of a larger statuette [MFA 12.1483] (fine work) leaning against the niche. The corridor was occupied by X-pits which were dug after decay of cemetery. In the debris along the corridor we found fragments of a stela (or two stelae) with very delicate reliefs similar to the Khufu work. These stelae did not come from G 2185 but some other mastaba.
At sunset removed the three statuettes and the fragments of stelae to the house.

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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
    03/14/1912; 03/15/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2183

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2185

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2186

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2191

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • 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.