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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, December 6, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7101 (continued)
G 7101 serdab: The southeast corner of the serdab was seen through the thieves' hole in the west wall of room c. Today after cutting away the crude brick bin, removed the mud floor of that bin exposing the clean packing of limestone chips which lay over the bent roof of the serdab [ILLUSTRATION] a2. Removing this clear limestone chip, exposed roof of serdab. mall slabs (type known in Dynasty 4-6 but elsewhere usually large blocks). Stopped at this point for photography.

G 7101 M: On removing the crude brick bin and clearing the mouth of the pit to a depth of 2 meters, it was seen that the debris was not original filling but disturbed. The chamber is probably not intact. The plundering took place at the time the bin was built or before that time (not afterwards).
G 7101 A: Have reached displaced door-block a single large stone.
G 7101 pits I, J, K, L finished.
G 7101 K: Long rectangular pit with side chamber (type Dynasty 6). [ILLUSTRATION] In the debris near bottom, a false door (limestone slab) uninscribed and fragments of decayed wooden figures (boat-crew). All other pits are square.

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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
    12/06/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

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.