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Sunday, January 7, 1912 (continued)

is Ahmed Ismain's trench.

At northeast corner of IV 3 [= G 4340] there is appearing a chapel built against face of mastaba. Above its roof the strata in debris are thus:


a = grayish layer, consisting of a mixture of sand, washings from crude brick and contains chips and potsherds.
b = mostly chips of white limestone with a few fragments of pottery with black core and red surfaces.
c = yellow drift sand, the original drift. It contains loose stones.
This is Ta1 Mohammed's trench.

Hassan Abul Aser is working between IV 2 [= G 4240] and IV 3 [= G 4340] following the chapel and fine east face of IV 2 [= G 4240].
Mubarek Meawed is at the southeast corner of III 1. Here the rough masonry goes very deep and there is no sign yet of any finished facing or any chapel.

Monday, January 8, 1912

This being suq day there was no work. In the first post received a letter from the acting

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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
    01/07/1912; 01/08/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Ahmed Ismain
    Hassan Abul Aser
    Mubarek Meawed
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Ahmed Ismain

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hassan Abul Aser

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Egyptian workman. Possibly same individual as Hassan Abu el-Yusr.
  • Mohamed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mubarek Meawed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates