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Wednesday, March 16, 1932 (continued)

(7) G 1618 (continued)

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(8) G 1619
Mud and rubble mastaba, south of G 1606. Two niches in east face.

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(9) G 1621
Rubble and mud mastaba. North of G 1613. Two niches in east face.

(10) G 1622
Rubble and mud mastaba. North of G 1621. Two niches in east face.

(11) G 1623
Rubble and mud mastaba. East of G 1615. Niche in east face with small uninscribed bust, basin in position.

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In these small mastabas it appears that the pit was dug first, and the mastaba built over it. As a result, we cannot dig the pits till the survey of the mastabas is finished, as the mud brick of the mastabas is certain to fall in. On the east faces of two of these mastabas there is a sloping mud brick construction like a small buttress, in one case with two niches in its east face. In examining one of these it was found to be hollow, the space within being filled with sand, stones, and a number of potsherds anciently broken.

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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
    03/16/1932
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 1613

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1615

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1618

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1619

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1621

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1622

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1623

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."