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Wednesday, February 14, 1912 (continued)

[chamber 61 (continued)]
it could be moved, except bits of the colored design.

A chamber at the northern end of this group has a well preserved roofed chamber bare of inscriptions, except for a beautifully preserved stela over the niche, with colored reliefs. Near the entrance to this room was the base of an enormous circular limestone jar (broken) nearly a meter in diameter.
A fragment of rim of a similar jar, with defaced inscription, had been found in debris between VIII 3-4 [= G 2140 - G 2160] and IX 3 - 4 [= G 2150 - G 2170]. [ILLUSTRATION]

The sand from north end of east face of IX 3 [= G 2150] has now been removed, disclosing the narrow niche near northeast corner. The fine masonry ends with niche, and behind is clearly seen the masonry of the earlier mastaba.
The mud walls joining on to mud chamber of this mastaba seem to be a still later addition, but the end of walls is not yet cleared. There are three masonry lined pits near niche and two others about center of mastaba face inside this later mud structure.

Dr. Junker has found two good statues in a place which had been excavated by the Germans previously.

Friday, February 16, 1912


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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
    02/14/1912; 02/15/1912; 02/16/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2170

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.