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Saturday, October 30, 1915
day 8

Work on
(1) pits in G 5031
(2) pit B in G 5040
(3) sloping passage under rock cut room under G 5040
(4) street between G 5130 and G 5140 and eastward

(1) G 5031
Two more pits were opened in G 5031.
x - This is a rough rubble addition to G 5031 made to take the burial pit D. The other rough walls in this part were probably begun for the same purpose.

(2) G 5040
The rock-cut offering rooms under the southern end of G 5040 were cleared out, and a sloping passage [ARROW] S discovered which had been recently plundered (two empty tins for Cirio peaches).


In the debris of the sloping passage we also found a fragment (chin and mouth) of a plaster mask.

(2) G 5040
Finished pit B in G 5040.

(3) Sloping passage under G 5040
Cleared passage between G 5040, G 5140, G 5130 and east. Especially in the neighborhood of G 5040 this area had been disturbed in modern times.

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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 4

  • G 5031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5140

    • 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.