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Friday, October 18, 1912

Finished preliminary clearing of street, front of G 2310 [= G 5180] and G 2300 [= G 5190].
Shifted rail head and worked on sand in east west street.


Finished pit G 2300 B [= G 5190 B], (bronze disc and gold leaf [12-10-10]), sand filling.

Opened pit in G 2330 [= G 5380]. A layer of pottery in upper stratum of filling of mastaba, covered with usual dirt, gravel and limestone rubbish.

Pit G 2330 U [= G 5380 U] has a plundered chamber on east. In the wall is a hole broken through into G 2330 pit shown above, into the chamber. The plunderers have entered and broken the rough stone coffin in this chamber, but the pit filling seems intact.

On G 2320 [= G 5280], cutting trench in to south along top, to clear pits.

In street G 2300 [= G 5190] - G 2350 [= G 5290], three series of burials. Below is an old rubble mastaba (Vth?) built as an addition to G 2350 [= G 5290] on back. Above and on that are two or more late stone mastabas (VIth?) and penetrating all this there are X-pits, starting from near present surface.

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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 5

  • G 5180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • 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.