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Wednesday, December 8, 1915 (continued)

[(4) South of G 4611 (continued)]
If any reason is found for tracing the causeway between the Great Wall and G 4710, then G 4811, G 4714 would be later than the causeway.


In this case complex G 4810, G 4714, G 4712, G 4611, etc. are later than G 5320. There is with the present information a third alternative. At * older walls appear to have been cut down to a level compatible with theory II. or III. At + a mastaba appears cut away except for stela. I favor theory I at present. The road according to II or III leads to the deep quarry west of cemetery 4000.

Thursday, December 9, 1915
day 42

Work on
(1) G 4714 A
(2) G 4712 A
(3) G 4611 A
(4) G 4611 south addition
(5) along Great Wall west of G 4611

(1) G 4714
Pit G 4714 A finished. In chamber a decayed wooden coffin. In debris, some small alabaster models and part of a bronze or copper vessel.

(2) G 4712
Pit G 4712 A. Clearing chamber.

(3) G 4611
Pit G 4611 A. Down about 5 meters sand and stones.

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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
    12/08/1915; 12/09/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 15

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.