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Saturday, March 9, 1912

these two mastabas [G 2200 = G 5080, G 2190] except the gangs working on the pit of Lepsius 23 [= G 2000] and that of G 2130.

Sunday, March 10, 1912

Before the northern niche of G 2200 [= G 5080] found the body of a limestone statuette, a standing man.

[ILLUSTRATION]
Steindorff's dump.
The debris on the street before G 2200 [= G 5080] indicated a room paved with stone.

In G 2130, reached entrance to chamber. Small hole broken in the masonry block. After passing through a layer of boulders bedded in dirt we came on nearly clean sand with only a few stones.
It is clear that the pit was found by stone thieves and the upper courses of stone removed. The pit was probably entered in ancient times (see Lepsius 23 [= G 2000] and sand in bottom), as well

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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
    03/09/1912; 03/10/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.