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Wednesday, November 13, 1912 (continued)


G 2371, mud brick mastaba cut into G 2370
G 2372, stone mastaba built against G 2371 (perhaps its casing
[arrow] wall under floor probably of older mastaba
G 2373, stone mastaba over-built by G 2370

Plunderers hunting the statue chamber have dug down at G 2371 B, C, to roof of burial chamber of C, and torn up the roof. B is under the cross wall of rubble.
At [*] between G 2372 and G 2373 in the debris under a floor of G 2370 the head of a black granite statuette [12-11-27] (beautiful work). This has been made into a hammer anciently, and broken [ILLUSTRATION]. Hollow made to tie to haft.

In pit G 2370 A were found
a number of red-polished potsherds, [ILLUSTRATION]
a diorite bowl [12-11-32],
an alabaster jar (small) [12-11-28] [ILLUSTRATION],
five narrow bronze or copper chisels, with several other twisted copper fragments, a lot of oxidized lumps of copper [12-11-30],
lower part of [ILLUSTRATION] a wooden statuette [12-11-31],
other fragments of a wooden coffin,
and a small pot of brown ware [12-11-29] (wheel-

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2372

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2373

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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.