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Monday, January 11, 1915 (continued)

left over were presented to the Greeks.

Tuesday, January 12, 1915
day 57

Work on
(1) Pit G 5030 A finished
(2) pits G 5030 B, and G 4940 B. Drift sand in both
(3) Offering chamber of G 4940 finished
(4) streets east and south of G 4940
(5) street south of G 5110

(1) G 5030
Pit G 5030 A. [ILLUSTRATION] The cased shaft from the top of the mastaba to the rock was evidently built at the time of the construction of the mastaba. The shallow pit and the chamber, in the rock, were cut much later. The rock is bad (seams). In the chamber were a few human bones.

(3) G 4940
Offering chamber G 4940. [ILLUSTRATION] The serdab has been entered by breaking through the west wall. One of the blocks broken out was found in sand in chamber. Attempts have also been made to break through both niches, entirely destroying the tablet above the niche. The walls are covered with relief. This is the tomb described by Lepsius as No. 45. (see L.D. 27, 28 and E.R.G.B.I. page 71) N.B. the serdab is west of the principle niche not behind the south wall. In front of the principle niche a rough hole in the floor which contained in the sand a skull and some other bones.

(4) East of G 4940
Street east of G 4940.


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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
    01/11/1915; 01/12/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • 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.