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Sunday, January 21, 1912 (continued)

occupation period, and a number of mud brick pits and smaller masonry tombs are showing between the large regular series of mastabas. The latter have been numbered thus [original plans do not agree with this illustration?]

[ILLUSTRATION]

IX 2 [= G 2130] is the mastaba cleared by Lythgoe. It has beautifully finished faces of white sandstone. VIII 2 [= G 2120] has the pit (opened) sloped.

[ILLUSTRATION]

At A [northeast of G 2140] a broken sandstone figure of man standing. At B a number of fragments of a fine large alabaster statue in the debris above the pits between the mastaba [= G 2150] and VIII 3 [= G 2140]. More fragments were found in sand opposite (south) IX 4 [= G 2170].
Photographs showing progress of work at this point taken from northeast and west sides. Also detail photographs of work at pits between VIII 3 [= G 2140] and IX 3 [= G 2150] and at south end of VIII 4 [= G 2160].

Dr. Junker has returned to Cairo and proposes to work on the German concession between Lepsius 23 and where we had begun on Schiaparelli area. He has no railroad and proposes

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Details

  • 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
    01/21/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962

Tombs and Monuments 15

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2170

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 20

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 21

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 23

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 24

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 28

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 42

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 47

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 48

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Ernesto Schiaparelli

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates Italian, 1856–1928
    • Remarks Turin University; Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.