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Friday, November 20, 1914 (continued)

G 5231
In G 5231 X [= probably G 5231a E] (pit) in the filling was the head of a statuette red granite [14-11-73] and some diorite fragments [14-11-74, 14-11-75] [and black granite fragment 14-11-76].

G 5230
Began clearing space between G 5230 S and G 5230 W and between G 5230 (Lepsius 40) in the north and G 5110 (Lepsius 44) and G 5220 (Lepsius 43) on the south.

Wind still south.

Saturday, November 21, 1914

Street between G 5230 W and S nearly clear.
Street between G 5230 on north and G 5110 and G 5220 on south clear to half of G 5230 S. The mastaba G 5110 was beautifully cased with fine white limestone, but the stone has been removed as usual down to last course. The removal has dislocated part of the wall between G 5110 and G 5230 W.


Along the north wall of G 5110 near corner three baskets full of alabaster chips.

Began work at sunset on street between G 5110 and G 5220.

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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
    11/20/1914; 11/21/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5231a

    • 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.