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Sunday, January 28, 1912 (continued)

[mastaba IX 3 = G 2150 (continued)]
entire mastaba never had a slant face this being used only at door.
The mud chapel has walls 1.5 meters thick, almost all the east side being gone, the line being traced by the beginning of the plastering at the floor. [ILLUSTRATION] There is a door at north and another at south which appears to lead into a second room as the east wall continues to south. Here there is a later mud brick pit sunk down through debris of upper walls.

The east face of VIII 3 [= G 2140] is now being cleared while IX 3 [= G 2150] is being photographed and drawn. Here there is a simple beam lintel doorway opening into a plain unsculptured room. On the walls are Arabic inscriptions, evidence of the recent opening of the offering room.

Dr. Reisner arrived at Mena house this evening.

The shaft in Lepsius 23 [= G 2000] is 2.68 meters square and has now reached a depth of 15 meters.

Tuesday, January 30, 1912

Dr. Reisner is very busy seeing after Mr. Frick. In afternoon he sent out Mr. de Cordova with a party and I showed them over the works, including the old area with the well preserved chapel, and the new excavation. They were deeply interested in everything. Upper

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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
    01/28/1912; 01/29/1912; 01/30/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Henry Clay Frick
    Mr. de Cordova
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Mr. Henry Clay Frick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. de Cordova

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Visitor