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Sunday, February 25 (continued)

offering dishes [ILLUSTRATION in handwritten diary] apparently from the tomb on the east (e, a, d). This is another indication that c [= G 2180] was never used.

[G 2190 margin note] The pit of d [= G 2190] had been cleared before the small mastabas were covered with sand. The debris had been dumped out over the small mastabas.
[ILLUSTRATION] see photo B
This was evidently done by treasure hunters in the Old Kingdom?

[G 2000 margin note] In the big mastaba (Lepsius 23 [= G 2000]) required whole day to remove six large boulders resting on hard debris.

Monday, February 26, 1912

West of c [= G 2180] and in the debris piled on the later mastabas, a burial, extended nearly on the back (originally on left side head north), in wooden coffin [ILLUSTRATION] (Middle Kingdom to Old Kingdom type) of which only black organic matter and cast remained.

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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
    02/25/1912; 02/26/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • 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.