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Tuesday, November 24, 1914

Work on G 5330 and behind G 5230.
The interior of G 5330 appears completely cleared out (probably by Lepsius).


The pit B (see page 51) was an unfinished one descending to gravel gebel and no further. In northern end, another larger pit (A) was uncovered. East of this, remains of the offering chamber.

Back of G 5230, the railroad line is eating into the heavy bank of sand lying over a deposit of hard debris.


Southwest wind (moderate). Air hazy with dust.

Wednesday, November 25, 1914

Southwest wind continued.

Work on G 5330, in front of G 5230 S and behind G 5230 W.

The chamber of G 5330 has been removed except part of a block of relief on north side of doorway - a ship being rowed [GLYPHS] (blue water, red oars) and above. In the debris in front a fragment of an offering scene - men carrying fowls, etc.

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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
    11/24/1914; 11/25/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5230

    • 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.