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Thursday, December 12, 1912 (continued)

and G 2387 A (north of G 2385). The rock-cut trench which lies under the mud wall is an early drainage trench for the plateau. The passage of G 2385 A crosses it, and has sides and bottom repaired, filling [ILLUSTRATION] up and stopping drain.

G 2381 Z, proved a surprise.


It appeared to be intrusive, like X, but contained a remarkable number of objects - the offering cases of limestone mentioned yesterday, copper knives and chisels [12-12-133, 12-12-135, 12-12-137, 12-12-138, 12-12-139, 12-12-140] (fifteen - twenty), copper vases small [12-12-142, 12-12-145, 12-12-146, 12-12-147, 12-12-148] (about fifty), gold foil and [ILLUSTRATION] [quartzite and basalt vessels, 12-12-158a] ([in red u]twice[end in red u]

[ILLUSTRATION] [adze blade, 12-12-134]
[ILLUSTRATION] [knife, 12-12-133]
[ILLUSTRATION] [ewer, 12-12-143]
[ILLUSTRATION] [spouted hes-vase, 12-12-144]
[ILLUSTRATION] [censer, 12-12-149]

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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 2

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • 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.