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Sunday, November 29, 1914 (continued)

G 5221
In front of G 5221, a limestone obelisk [14-11-158] with the name [GLYPHS] [Ihy] cf. Lepsius, D. 88 a, b (an obelisk which was found in Lepsius 40?)
Behind the wall in which stands the stela are two big pits. West of these is a hole reaching to geological gravel on which is laid the foundation of G 5230 S.


This hole was filled with sand. The back wall of G 5221 has disappeared. I think this sand filled hole was dug by thieves, treasure hunters.

Monday, November 30, 1914

As we did not work on Friday, the work was continued today, the usual day of rest.
Morning bright but wind still southwest. Wind dropped in the night.

Work on wells in G 5221, on part east of G 5230 and G 5230 N as on page 57, room O in G 5230 N.

G 5330
Pit A in G 5330 finished - completely plundered.

G 5221
Pits A and B in G 5221 B (on south) cleared to chamber - plundered.


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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
    11/29/1914; 11/30/1914
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Ihy (G 5330)

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 5221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Ihy (G 5330)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5330. False door inscribed for Ihy, identified as [Xrj-tp nswt jmj-r wpwt] royal chamberlain, overseer of commissions; in situ in G 5330. Two obelisks inscribed for Ihy (Berlin 1146, 14-11-158 = MFA 21.958); one found to left of false door (removed by Lepsius), other found in G 5221 chapel debris (behind G 5330).

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.