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Saturday, November 28, 1914 (continued)

[Between G 5230 S and G 5220 (continued)]
partly over debris piled against the southeast corner of G 5230 S, these poor mastabas seem to have been built in order from east to west rising in terraces towards the west.

G 5330
The room of G 5330 has in the south the floor removed and a hole dug to a depth of over 2 meters. In this hole were two fragments of a relief - like those found above. On the side of the hole at about 100 to 150 a layer of sand and ashes.


G 5330 pit A - reached chamber. Door closed by two stones - one left in place [ILLUSTRATION]. Chamber filled with dirt. Lid of coffin visible - supported by an alabaster cylindrical jar forced in by thieves.

G 5232
Opened pit A of G 5232, found with door block broken in, side of masonry torn out and pottery, canopic limestone jars [14-11-168, 14-11-171, 14-11-172, 14-11-175, and lids 14-11-197], stones, etc. scattered over interior. Name on edge of lid of masonry box (coffin) [GLYPHS]. A door drum found in front of G 5230 S has same name.

Behind G 5232 W tracks are turned westward.


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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.