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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, November 17, 1914 (continued)

Laid two lines of rails
Railroad line 1 runs in to west, north of Lepsius 40 N (G 5230) and will be used to clear the part between Lepsius 40 N (G 5230) and 40 W (G 5230), also the part north of Lepsius 40 W (G 5230) and N and perhaps behind. The dump runs out of east and then is to turn north and south between new road and enclosing wall.
Railroad line 2 is to be used for clearing the working strip I to V, dumping over the hollow cleared east of Lepsius 43 (G 5210).

[ILLUSTRATION]

In front of Lepsius 40 W (G 5230) there is below a layer of sand and stones (3). Above (1), there is a dumped layer of stones and gravel thrown out from the pit of 40 W by plunderers (2). Above (2), there is a sloping layer of sand and stones (1). A hole is broken through the lower part of the niche which is in the middle of the eastern face of 40W (G 5230 W) into the masonry by plunderers.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The mastaba is not solid masonry as it appears.
Near the face, north of the niche in the sand was the shoulder of a diorite statue (one-half size). North of Lepsius 40 S (G 5230 S) in the sand, the left side of a statue (limestone like that on page 42) and the feet of a similar limestone statue. In the offering room of a mastaba in strip IV east, part of a red granite statuette.

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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
    11/17/1914
  • 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.