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Thursday, January 25, 1912 (continued)

[No. 48 = G 2165 X (continued)]
faience beads and figures.

The bottom of the great shaft of Lepsius 23 [= G 2000] has not yet been reached.

Friday, January 26, 1912

The weather for the past week has been very fine, warmer and scarcely any wind. Continued measuring up pits.
No. 21 [= G 2143 B] was a shaft 3.1 meters deep of which 2.07 meters was masonry, the rest in rock. The burial chamber was merely an irregular cave cut in rock and in natural gravel, of which a large vein cut across diagonally. An adult body lay on left side; head north, turned partly face down so that the left arm came behind body, the right shoulder forward, arms and legs contracted.

No. 23 [= G 2143 D] was a well preserved adult skeleton lying on right side, head north, legs contracted and right arm, but left arm straight at side. Body lay in a regularly built chamber .56 meters by 1.55 meter opening from a rubble lined pit.

No. 24 [= G 2143 C] was a poor grave, the chamber being almost wholly cut in the same stratum of gravel that ran through No. 21 [= G 2143 B]. This chamber opened to the south, and to the west was either a niche or the beginning of another chamber [ILLUSTRATION]. The upper legs only of this burial were in situ, lying to south. The ribs, skull

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Details

  • 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
    01/25/1912; 01/26/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 11

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2143

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2165

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 20

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 21

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 23

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 24

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 28

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 42

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 47

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • Pit 48

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

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.