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Tuesday, November 30, 1915 (continued)

(1) G 4910
Work continued on pit G 4910 B to a depth of about 15 meters.

(2) West of G 4910
Work continued to west of G 4910 on area covered by former railroad line. The street between G 4910 and G 4816 continues south. Near the north end of G 4816 the street has been blocked off by a cross wall. Further south there is a break in the east wall of G 4816 making the street narrower as indicated. G 4816 S was found open and empty. G 4815 is not yet entirely clear. The offering chamber O was probably approached from the south, but a wall was built across it at the north east angle of G 4817 to form the offering chamber G 4817 O (later). The area X is not yet clear. Traces of a smooth face may prove to be the south side of a pit. G 4815 A and B are shallow pits, going only to the ground level. G 4814 O is the offering place for burial west of it, which have not yet been cleared. The south wall is battered, (north face of G 4817?) and the southern part of the floor has been dug up (by plunderers). G 4817 O has one slab stela in place near the north corner of the west side, and another (?) lies out of place as shown:


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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4811+4812

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4815

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4816

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4817

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • 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.