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Monday, December 22, 1924 (continued)

(4) Avenue G 2 and Street G 7100
Avenue G 2, G 7130. The crossing of Avenue G 2 and street G 7100 was cleared to old Dynasty 4 floor.

[ILLUSTRATION]
[G 7331 and G 7332 in avenue G 2, between G 7320 and G 7330, later reassigned to tomb G 7331+7332, in street G 7300, abutting E face of G 7330; this G 7331 = unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320; this G 7332 = G 7333]

The long crude brick wall continues, probably enclosing the three great twin mastabas in Dynasty 4. Between G 7130 and G 7230, a doorway with limestone threshold opens into street G 7100 in front of G 7130. Further east the wall has been broken by the late mastaba G 7231 (intrusive: Dynasty 6?). In street G 7200 a crude brick wall (inside west, badly hacked by sebbakhim) runs south in front of G 7230.
Between G 7320 and G 7330, Avenue G 2 is occupied by the two crude brick rooms G 7331 [= unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320] (no pits) and the + later stone mastaba G 7332 [= G 7333] (two or three pits).

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 7331 [number G 7331 later reassigned to tomb G 7331+7332, in street G 7300, abutting E face of G 7330; this G 7331 = unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320].
The mastaba G 7331 [= unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320] has walls with batter like a mastaba, thick crude brick walls and two rooms. * I take this building to be an exterior magazine attached to G 7320. The floor corresponds to Dynasty 4 but may be a little higher. The whole was embedded in debris of decay (potsherds of Old Kingdom) whose surface was level with top of G 7331 [= unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320] and floor of G 7332 [= G 7333] (q.v.)

[ILLUSTRATION]
[G 7331 and G 7332 in avenue G 2, between G 7320 and G 7330, later reassigned to tomb G 7331+7332, in street G 7300, abutting E face of G 7330; this G 7331 = unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320; this G 7332 = G 7333]

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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
    12/22/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 11

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.