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Sunday, October 13, 1912 (continued)

undoubtedly from Seshem-nefer tomb. In debris thrown out by stone thieves, who cleared Seshem-nefer chapel. Alabaster fragments found in G 2320 U [= G 5280 U] yesterday are probably from same alabaster statuette of which fragments were found last year in street before Seshem-nefer tomb.

Between G 2300 [= G 5190] and G 2350 [= G 5290], the hard debris is denuded to a slope towards the north, with a pocket of sand at north end.


Monday, October 14, 1912

Day of rest for men.

Tuesday, October 15, 1912

Workmen having finished the ends of street in front of G 2300 [= G 5190] and G 2310 [= G 5180], were turned on the tops and pits of these mastabas before shifting rails. In G 2300 two large square pits of early IV type, both filled with blown sand. [ILLUSTRATION] In G 2310 [= G 5180], northern pit opened, filled with sand. Southern pit, marked by big pocket of sand, not yet outlined. Fragments of inscription [GLYPHS] limestone. The space between G 2300 [= G 5190] and G 2350 [= G 5290] occupied by rubble mastaba (poor), penetrated by X-pits. The middle pit on back of G 2350 [= G 5290] has a clearly marked construction hole.


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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
    10/13/1912; 10/14/1912; 10/15/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 5180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • 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.