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Tuesday, April 9, 1912 (continued)

section. Clearing interior of Lepsius 51 (G 4321). Came on small pits on west.

Work at northeast edge was extended to clear the face of the mastaba east G 2187 and up to the unnumbered mastaba G 2300 [= G 5190] east of G 2190. The mastaba east of G 2187 I have numbered G 2196 and as it presents certain peculiarities of superstructure, I must clear it at least partially.

Wednesday, April 10, 1912

As I sat down to work this morning, a messenger from the works rushed in breathless and excited "Laqena maskhut - kedda ragil - quais gaqi". "We have found a statue - life size - extremely beautiful." I hurried down the hill to a disappointment and to a remarkable discovery.
The drop in the rock noticed between G 2187 and G 2196 develops into a cliff at least 2 meters high under G 2196. In clearing the pit X the men came on the door of a chamber opening to the south. The top of the chamber was about 2

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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
    04/09/1912; 04/10/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.