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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, November 21, 1915 (continued)

[(1) East of G 4710 (continued)]
The walls rise to an even height of about four courses above street level. At northwestern corner of this decayed exterior chapel a pile of hard debris thrown out from pit in G 4710; this was removed. Thus it is clear that the chapel had fallen into decay before the plundering of the pit.


Interior offering chamber in east face of G 4710 partly cleared of sand (had been cleared by Lepsius [No. 49]). Stone from this offering chamber now in Berlin Museum Nos. 1125, 1126, 1127, and 1149. Walls of nummulitic limestone in relief. Southeastern corner destroyed. The name of [GLYPHS] on west wall (northwest corner).

(2) G 4610
Work resumed on pit G 4610 A in sand to a depth of about 10 meters (see diary of 17th). Chamber has appeared on south side, open and filled with sand.

(3) G 4612
Work continued on pit A in G 4612 in dirty sand and (later) dirt and limestone debris. On south side at about 2 meters a small chamber (intrusive?). Down to about 4 meters.

Monday, November 22, 1915

Day of rest for men.

Tuesday, November 23, 1915
day 28

Work on
(1) street east of G 4710
(2) pit G 4610 A
(3) mastaba G 4813
(4) pit G 4612 A

(1) East of G 4710
Work continued in southern part of street east of G 4710. Mud brick exterior chapel partly cleared of sand and mud as per sketch:


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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
    11/21/1915; 11/22/1915; 11/23/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4612

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4813

    • 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.