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Tuesday, April 16, 1912

Nothing has yet been reached in the new area. Men removing sand and debris only.

In p.m. Professor A.L. Clay and a Professor from Havana, Cuba, who had been at Athens Congress, came out and I showed them over work.

Wednesday, April 17, 1912

At the mastaba G 4140 W of G 4240 the work proceeds towards the north. The northeast corner has been reached but beyond it against the north face is a mass of debris composed of large blocks of masonry. No. G 4240 which is the one from which the stela was stolen last year has a niche near north end of east face, set in behind regular line of wall. [ILLUSTRATION] All the masonry of this mastaba indicates that the mastaba was never carried to completion. The surface of the blocks are in various stages of dressing, from the roughest bossing to a nearly finished surface.

At G 4330 on the east face is a small mud brick room built against the face at a considerable height above the original mastaba level.

Thursday, April 18, 1912

The work between G 4140 and G 4240 has been pushed beyond the lines of the Austrian concession in order to reach the limits of the mass of debris north of G 4140 and also to follow an addition built against the north face of G 4240. On the masonry of the latter are several quarry marks in red paint, for the most part indecipherable and

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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
    04/16/1912; 04/17/1912; 04/18/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Professor A. L. Clay
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Professor A. L. Clay

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor