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Wednesday, December 1, 1915
day 35

Work on
(1) pit G 4910 B
(2) G 4815-G 4817 complex
(3) south of G 4817
(4) north side of Great Wall

(1) G 4910
Work finished on pit G 4910 B. The pit descends to about 16 meters, with the chamber to the south. Two small fragments of a yellow limestone statuette [15-12-12a, 15-12-12b] were found in the chamber. Recent sand and stone debris. Pit cleared by Schiaparelli.

(2) G 4815-G 4817 complex
Work continued on complex west of G 4910. G 4815 X is not a pit. Traces of the north wall and far older mastaba were found as also traces of a mud offering chapel to the north. Pit G 4816 G exposed. Manifestly the complex G 4815, G 4816, G 4817 is of later date, built over the ruins of older mastabas. Its relation to the G 4810 complex is not yet quite clear, but G 4815 etc. seems to be later. Remaining sand cleared from G 4817 O, disclosing gap in west wall, and a flat slab (stela of roof stone) lying on the floor. The stela noted yesterday as in the west wall near the north end does not exist. The serdab of G 4817 was found empty.

(3) South of G 4817
Work continued clearing sand to south of G 4817.

(4) North side of enclosure wall
Work started in sand along north side of Great Wall, just east of railroad cutting.


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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Ernesto Schiaparelli, Italian, 1856–1928
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

People 2

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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.