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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, October 30, 1912 (continued)

In G 2330 A [= G 5380 A], a plundered stone sarcophagus. In debris with bones, a gold band (bracelet?) [12-10-38]. On the floor eight pots [12-10-39, 12-10-40, 12-10-41, 12-10-42, 12-10-43, 12-10-44, 12-10-45, 12-10-46] [ILLUSTRATION]. Two are sealed with a flat-topped lime seal. All had been so sealed.

Turntables shifted north opposite the middle of G 2360.

Work on street of G 2360, across its south end and westwards. South of G 2360, in debris of a pit, fragment of alabaster hand [12-11-65].

Thursday, October 31, 1912

Weather shows no signs of moderating.

Street of G 2360 clear to end of mastaba on north. Three small mastabas built against G 2360 with three inscribed offering niches.

[area labeled 2364 = G 2364 and G 2365; area labeled 2365 = G 2366 Nimesti]

G 2362, G 2364, G 2365 [and G 2366] appear to have been built leaving niches of G 2360 accessible. G 2363 built later.


G 2360 is a filled mastaba of singular construction. The stone retaining wall (a) was filled to about half its height. The upper half was strengthened by rubble walls (b) before the upper half was filled. Note the rectangular projections of the rubble wall opposite the offering niches S N and N N above.

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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
    10/30/1912; 10/31/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Nimesti (G 2366)

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2362

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2363

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2364

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2365

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Nimesti (G 2366)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2366. False door inscribed for Nimesti; also appears in chapel relief, panels of relief north and south of false door; identified as [rx nswt jmj-r pr Hm-nTr wab nswt jmj-xt Hmw-kA jmj-r sSr xrp Smsw] royal acquaintance, steward, priest, royal wab-priest, under-supervisor of ka-priests, overseer of linen, director of the followers; in situ in G 2366 (south panel in situ in 1912, displaced/missing by 1930).

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.