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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, November 26, 1915 (continued)

(3) G 4812
Work continued in the sloping passage G 4812 E in sand and dirt. The stopper blocks are still in place, but an entrance made by plunderers was found over them. The chamber of G 4812 E was finished; it contained fragments of limestone canopic jars.

The people who entered this passage went down through a pile of debris, and must have known of the place before. It is inconceivable that modern plunderers should have gone straight down to this place from above. The sand in the passage was not recent drift sand.

Saturday, November 27, 1915
day 32

Work on
(1) courtyard of G 4810 complex
(2) intermediate mastaba between G 4920 and G 4910
(3) G 4910 A

(1) G 4810 complex
Work continued clearing courtyard of the G 4810 complex. The position of the entrance is now clear, and the courtyard as far as cleared is as follows:

[ILLUSTRATION]

At x x black mud and debris with potsherds.

(2) Between G 4920 and G 4910
Work started clearing intermediate mastaba G 4911. It occupies the entire space between G 4920 and G 4910 and is of mud rubble. The north and west sides of A - B form smooth mud faces

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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
    11/26/1915; 11/27/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.