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Saturday, November 27, 1915 (continued)

[(2) Between G 4920 and G 4910 (continued)]
with traces of black painted plastering. This space had been occupied by an exterior chapel of mud brick of which chapel this space A B was a room. When later the chapel was built up and used as a mastaba, the dividing wall was put into A B transforming it into two burial pits. The black painted walls of this chapel resemble those of the mud chapel east of G 4920. It probably belonged to G 4920, and when converted into a mastaba, the street chapel was built to replace it. The east side of this mastaba has a battered stone face with a niche at the north and a space for one at the south. The debris lying over the back wall of G 4911 (probably from filling of mastaba) contains a large amount of broken potsherds, of rough red ware, red polished ware (recurved rims) and smooth ware. Along with these two fragments of rough r.b. [red brown?] ware with white paintings, on both fragments [ILLUSTRATION] roughly drawn.

(3) G 4910
Started clearing sand from G 4910 A to a depth of about 2 - 3 meters. The line of railroad running north over G 4910-G 4920 has been taken up, the present plan being as follows:


Sunday, November 28, 1915
day 33

Work on
(1) G 4911
(2) G 4910 A and B
(3) west of G 4910

(1) G 4911
Completed clearing of intermediate mastaba G 4911, finishing pits, the plan being as indicated above.

(2) G 4910
Finished clearing sand from pit G 4910 A which is very shallow, going down to only about 5 meters. The chamber to the west was found open (Schiaparelli). Started clearing sand from pit B

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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
    11/27/1915; 11/28/1915
  • 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.