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Thursday, October 31, 1912 (continued)

West of G 2360 is G 2352, a small mastaba with an inscribed niche (broken). Before the niche, in the debris above the chamber of an X-pit, were found the fragments of a decayed wooden statuette.

[SYMBOL] Place of fragments of wooden statuette.

Mastaba G 2350 [= G 5290] does not appear to have an offering chamber.

Friday, November 1, 1912

Turntables shifted 5 meters northwards.

Clearing G 2360 inside and around north end. Clearing between G 2360 and G 2350 [= G 5290]. Started top of G 2350 [= G 5290].

[GLYPHS at north false door]

Between G 2352 and G 2353 a serdab, formed by walling up space between two mastabas (masonry resembles that of G 2353). In this serdab at least four wooden groups of statuettes, all utterly decayed.

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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
    10/31/1912; 11/01/1912
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2352

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

  • Isesi

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks King of Dynasty 5. Horus name: [Dd-xaw] Djedkhau; other names: [Dd-kA-ra] Djedkare, [jssj] Isesi
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

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.