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Tuesday, December 24, 1912 (continued)

[G 2378 A, continued]
roof and the rock was filled with mud and rubble. The thieves went down through this filling over the roof, and we followed. The chamber was three-quarters full of dirt. In the southwest corner is an enormous red granite coffin with lid thrown off. [ILLUSTRATION]
Against west wall are two rubble platforms. In the debris were found some small wooden figures of prisoners with arms tied back [12-12-209] [ILLUSTRATION]. Also an alabaster saucer [12-12-210], usual small type [ILLUSTRATION], and a fragment of copper [12-12-211].

Began building workroom north of present workroom, which is too small for books and records. New room 11 x 5 meters inside measurement and five windows on north.

Wednesday, December 25, 1912

Last afternoon about one hour before sunset, shifted gangs to G 2000 (= Lepsius 23), northern niche. Today worked on roof of niche, throwing dirt out on east face, where it was shoveled into the carts.


At the Senedem-ib group, went on with G 2378 A and G 2379 A. The sloping passage G 2378 A and its chamber were cleared.

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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
    12/24/1912; 12/25/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2378

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2379

    • 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.