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Thursday, March 19, 1914 (continued)

[Between G 4620 and G 4720 (continued)]
being exposed and two crude remains of walls.

Between G 4530 and G 4520
Work continued toward east in street between G 4530 and G 4520 finding a seated pair [14-3-4, seated family group statue of Khufuankh, Djefatka, Menkaure-ankh] (nummulitic limestone) in sand debris about 2 meters above solid rock between G 4520 and G 4530. The man's head is missing, a boy stands between their forelegs, and a few faint inscriptions still remain conveying the cartouche of Khufu.

South and west of G 4620
Sand debris south and west of G 4620 being removed about half its depth.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, March 20, 1914

South of G 4620
Work continued on debris south of G 4620 exposing a small mastaba [G 4616] against the south face of G 4620 with two pits. One finished at a depth of about 3 meters and the other going to a depth of about 3 meters in hard debris.

G 4620, G 4610
Also clearing sand southwest of G 4620; southeast of G 4620; and east of G 4610.
G 4420, G 4520

G 4420, G 4520
New rails laid between G 4420 and G 4520 removing sand debris shoveled to carts.

Saturday, March 21, 1914

Went to Cairo and arranged to have Assuan pottery boxes moved from Museum to Congdon's storeroom.

G 4420, G 4520, G 4620
Half of sand between G 4420 and G 4520 finished and new rails laid between G 4520 and G 4620. Removing sand. Street south of G 4620 finished with exception of small mastaba pit. Work continued on sand southwest of G 4620.

G 4831
Chamber to G 4831 A and G 4381 B finished.

Sunday, March 22, 1914

G 4620
Work continued south, southwest, west-northwest, and north of G 4620 removing sand debris. Right toes of woman, and back part of head of man belonging to statuette found March 19 found in sand debris northwest of G 4620. Headless pair statuette [14-3-16, standing pair statue of Kap and Hy] in nummulitic limestone (height 35.6) inscriptions on the back, found 58 cm north of northwest corner of G 4620, in sand debris above 30 cm above solid rock.

Monday, March 23, 1914

Men's day off.
Mrs. Reisner and Mary return from Sudan.

Tuesday, March 24, 1914

G 4622
Chambers Nos. G 4622 A and G 4622 B cleared of debris.

North of G 4620
Street north of G 4620 finished exposing one small intermediate mastaba,

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Details

  • 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
    03/19/1914; 03/20/1914; 03/21/1914; 03/22/1914; 03/23/1914; 03/24/1914

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4616

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4831

    • Site Name Western Cemetery