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Friday, January 26, 1912 (continued)

[No. 24 = G 2143 C (continued)]
were massed at entrance to chamber and partly in pit. Fragments of coarse brown linen (?) like sacking scattered amongst bones. From debris in pit came a badly defaced fragment of a sculptured slab, containing the legs of a small seated figure. Also a fragment of stone painted a lemon yellow with border of [ILLUSTRATION] black on gray.

No. 28 [= G 2142 B] contained contracted burial (adult) on left side, head north (missing).

Of the original burial in No. 47 [sic!, No. 46 = G 2165 F] not a trace remains. The shaft is of dressed masonry, taken from older work and extends .95 meters into the rock, but no chamber was finished although one was begun at east side. Into this shaft a later burial laid diagonally across pit, head northeast on left side, facing southeast. Legs partly contracted. Fragments of wooden poles with bones. On either side of body wall of stones, covered by stones as roof.

From the debris in most of these pits come numbers of the little crude offerings, cups and saucers [ILLUSTRATION] of red brown ware, also fragments of crude red brown ware (jars).

Saturday, January 27, 1912

Went to town expecting to have news of Dr. Reisner who was, according to Congdon, to telegraph to Naples. I found at Congdon's a

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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
    01/26/1912; 01/27/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Congdon

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 3

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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mr. Congdon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates