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Thursday, December 2, 1915 (continued)

Work continued southward from G 4816 in hard debris, just above ground level. Mastaba G 4818 is now clear. Pits G 4818 A and B formerly called G 4816 E and F. Pit C was cleared and the southeast corner appeared. Northeast corner of G 4819 (only one course up) was uncovered under pile of hard debris from Great Wall. Between G 4910 and the Great Wall, a pile of hard debris from the ancient plundering of pit B lies on a layer of sand over the mastaba filling and debris partly filling street between G 4910 and the Great Wall. The south end of G 4910 is not clear yet.

Friday, December 3, 1915
day 37

Work on
(1) north of Great Wall
(2) south of G 4817
(3) exterior chapel and offering chamber of G 4714

(1) North of enclosure wall
Work continued north of Great Wall. The southern branch of railroad has been discontinued and the space covered by it cleared. A section of the top course of the Great Wall has fallen down to the north and lies in a mass of hard stone debris.

(2) South of G 4817
Work continued south of G 4817 down to the floor level. The back wall of G 4818 runs south, closing narrow alley between G 4818 and G 4819. In this alley was found a broken limestone slab [15-12-10] inscribed with the name [GLYPHS]. [see C9324]

(3) G 4714
Further west we exposed a series of mud walls denuded to within one or two courses of the floor level. These walls form a series of three rooms, the exterior chapel to the offering room of G 4714. Scattered over this series of rooms are numerous rough stones fallen from the Great Wall. The rooms and walls were covered with a mass of mud debris and decayed mud bricks. The offering room of G 4714, the west wall of which was noted yesterday, was cleared of recent drift sand. It contains two uninscribed niches with an offering slab in front of the southern one [ILLUSTRATION]. This chamber had been cleared by Lepsius (48). Over door of G 4714 O was a block (now missing) with the name of the princess [GLYPHS] [Neferhetepes].

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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
    12/02/1915; 12/03/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Neferhetepes (G 4714)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4714

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4817

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4818

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4819

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Neferhetepes (G 4714)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4714. Interior chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Neferhetepes, identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f] king's daughter of his body; found in G 4714.

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.