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Monday, December 14, 1914 (continued)

[G 5110 (continued)]
unfinished. The niches are not inscribed.

G 5220
The mastaba G 5220 is also unfinished. It is later than G 5110, and the construction plane is still in place on south side. Between G 5210 and G 5220 is an older mastaba denuded to foundations and extending under G 5211. This older mastaba was, I believe, cleared away to make an approach to G 5110. G 5210 is older than the construction plane of G 5220, but late than G 5110.

Tuesday, December 15, 1914

Fine weather.

Work on
(1) part below Italian dump
(2) space between G 5110 and G 5210
(3) pit of G 5220
(4) front of G 4940


(1) G 5411, G 5412
A mastaba G 5411 with a slanting passage (A) going down south. The pit B appears to open into A. Beside G 5411 on west, remains of a mastaba G 5412 with a slanting passage to south (A). Fragments of alabaster statue were found in old debris north of G 5411 (about 5 meters away), over northwest corner of G 5411, and over pit G 5412 A.

(3) G 5220
G 5220 A was an unfinished pit entering less than 2 meters into rock. Rock found bad and pit abandoned. West of A another smaller pit filled also with sand.

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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
    12/14/1914; 12/15/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5211

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5411

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5412

    • 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.