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Friday, November 15, 1912

[ILLUSTRATION]

Layer of decayed mud-brick shows destruction to have been ancient. Serdab empty except for some fragments of plaster and limestone statuettes, one of them a servant.

In G 2353 B, body of statuette [12-11-39] fitting legs found yesterday. The head [12-11-21] found in front of G 2350 [= G 5290] (see page 32) fits in this body. A small head [12-10-7] found in an X-pit between G 2300 [= G 5190] and G 2350 [= G 5290] (see page 6) fits on the other statuette [12-11-38] (man). On the floor are a number of the small alabaster saucers and vases [model jars: 12-11-41, 12-11-42, 12-11-43, 12-11-44, 12-11-45, 12-11-46, 12-11-47; model dishes: 12-11-48] [ILLUSTRATION] etc., and several limestone jars [12-11-50] (canopic).

West arrived just after noon.

Saturday, November 16, 1912

Work continued on G 2374 and G 2375, and along north side of G 2371, strip about 150 cm wide.
In the body of G 2374 is a large pit partly covered by the back wall of G 2374. The pit was filled in before

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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
    11/15/1912; 11/16/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2374

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.