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Thursday January 28, 1926( continued)

(3) G 7152 (continued)
pit A which is very large (2 x 2 meters).
G 7152 A: Down 3.2 meters. Mixed debris of sand, limestone dust, limestone chips, broken limestone building blocks, etc., but not very dirty. The pit appears not to have been opened recently.
G 7152 B: Down 4.77 meters but did not reach bottom owing to ladders. Chamber appeared on west. No door block. Proceeded to clear. The debris in the pit is very dirty - dust and sand, and the pit has certainly been cleared out in Roman times or later.

(4) G 7153
Clearing the rubble mastaba G 7153. Opened pits A, B, C. There may be another pit (E) and south of D. The south end of the mastaba is not yet clearly defined.
G 7153 A: Goes only to rock surface. No chamber. Never used. Depth. 3 meters.
G 7153 B: Like pit A. Unused. Depth, 3.2 meters.
G 7153 C: Down 3.2 meters, 1.4 from top of rock. Mixed dirty debris.

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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 2

  • G 7152

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7153

    • Site Name Eastern 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.