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microfilm: West diary, begin page 3

December 30, 1912 (continued)

[G 2381 A (continued)]
and plastered are as follows: [ILLUSTRATION]
The coffin is inscribed on top and on all sides except the south. One copper bowl is also inscribed. The name Pepy I found there dates the tomb.


a. See above.
b. Depression for coffin
c. Coffin.
d. Main pile of coppers.
e. Pile of pottery.
f. Canopic jars.
One of the large jars is full of others (e).


In the passage near the chamber is a slight depression which makes a recess in the wall on either side. In this are set three stones, each about 15 to 20 cm thick and 30 cm high. These served to keep the stone blocking the passage from slipping into the chamber. Before them had originally stood a large earthenware jar which had been crushed by the last block - fragments of the jar were found at a, b and c [see illustration above]. As was to be expected the pieces at b and c were from the neck and rim of the jar. It was sealed with a piece of fine red polished ware and Nile mud, and had contained

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Pepi I
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Pepi I

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 6.

Modern People

  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • 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.