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Friday, November 19, 1915 (continued)

[(3) East of G 4610 (continued)]
In G 4610 X a small flat piece of limestone with trials at making hieroglyphs [15-11-41].

Saturday, November 20, 1915
day 26

Work on
(1) street east of G 4610
(2) pit B in G 4711 (G 4712 of 1914)
(3) pit G 4920 B
(4) street east of G 4710 (south of G 4711)

(1) East of G 4610
Clearing street east of G 4610.
Pits X, Y, Z, U, V, and the end of a mastaba on the south No. G 4612.
G 4612 U and G 4612 Z: were unfinished shallow pits.


G 4612 V: at about 2 meters a chamber on the south with limestone debris and chamber sealed (intact).

G 4612 was broken down to about two courses of stone. In the north a serdab, in which were found four or five fragments of wooden statuettes (wood decayed).
G 4612 A: Down 1.5 meters in G 4612 A sand (dirty).

(2) G 4711
Continued work on pit B in G 4711. The pit descends past the chamber with the intact stone coffin to a depth of about 1.5 meters filled with same brown debris and stones (total depth about 11.5 meters). At the bottom, a trough, (for a burial?) cut in the middle. On the east of this a niche in the rock containing a pot.

(3) G 4920
Worked on pit G 4920 B, finishing pit (limestone debris) and chamber (sand). Found in chamber some model tools of copper [15-11-42] and a small pot of fine brown ware [15-11-43]


(4) East of G 4710
At 4 p.m. began on street east of G 4710 again (southern part) carrying out sand.

Sunday, November 21, 1915
day 27

Work on
(1) street east of G 4710
(2) pit G 4610 A
(3) G 4612

(1) East of G 4710
Continued on street east of G 4710 (southern part) surface of decay of the mud brick in sand, exposing exterior of chapel of G 4710.

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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
    11/19/1915; 11/20/1915; 11/21/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4612

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4711

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.