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Sunday January 3, 1926 (continued)

(6) G 2000 X [not the same as G 2000, shaft X]
About 50 meters north of the northeast corner of the great mastaba G 2000 (Lepsius 23) on the edge of the rock cliff is a burial pit which lies just beside the path up the hill to the camp. This pit was accidentally exposed when the path was remade and was excavated to prevent its possible plundering. The south side of the shaft a small one has been visible from the path for the past four years. Today Atah Maed passing by noticed that two stones in that wall were set in plaster. He called me down and on removing the stone we found a very tiny serdab cut in the rock in the sides of the pit and in it two of the tiniest limestone statuettes I have ever seen - a seated man [26-1-133] and a seated woman [26-1-132]. The woman holds a child in her lap.

Monday, January 4, 1926
42nd day of work.

Quftis: 95
(El-Meyyit arrived)

Work on:
(1) Pyramid G I-c chamber (finished)
(2) Avenue G 3
(3) Pyramid G I-c, east face
(4) Isis Temple
(5) G 7140 C

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8 am: 57, 8:30 to noon: 147, 1 pm to 4:30 pm: 152
total: 356

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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
    01/03/1926; 01/04/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Atah Muad
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

People 3

Modern People

  • Atah Muad

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition worker at Giza.
  • 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.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).