- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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Friday, April 12, 1912 (continued)
The chamber of G 2196 was cleared and a burial pit was found in the north west corner. This had been plundered and the chamber was open.
The following part is by Mr. Fisher:
Saturday, April 13, 1912
Dr. Reisner left for Girga at 6 p.m. In the morning the two triads [MFA 12.1484, MFA 12.1504] in the serdab of G 2197 were photographed in situ and then the wall behind them, i.e. west, was taken down, as in no other way could they have been moved. In the afternoon the statues were removed to the house without mishap, although the two pieces were of great weight and awkward size. Heavy wooden stretchers were placed behind them and each triad in turn was inclined backward upon it, and then lifted out of the serdab upon it and carried to house.
Sunday, April 14, 1912
The force left at Pyramid site has been rearranged in five gangs which were placed by lot in the streets between the mastabas in Schiaparelli's concession, where work had already begun at start of season. To facilitate work I laid out a double line of track with switches, with a third single line to street further west. Also ordered two new switches from Koppel.
Monday, April 15, 1912
Several of the foremen were kept busy laying new track so that work could go ahead early Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Firth is to start work drawing the wall paintings in the "little statue chamber" [G 2184] and I procured for her some materials.
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Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 8.