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Diary Transcription: begin page 34
Thursday, January 28, 1915 (continued)

Both this space and the passage along the west side of the mastaba 3030 are filled with drift sand. The Southern end of mastaba 3030 has already been partly cleared; it is faced with a battered wall of mud brick, plastered. On the eastern side near the south east corner this mud brick is broken away, uncovering the face of an interior construction of roughly squared blocks of limestone laid in courses. The break in the mud bricks may have been done intentionally to form a small room at some later period. A small wall of rubble has been built across the opening, in which a small door for entrance has been left. On the top of the mastaba at the south end is a square pit A to the east of which is a large rectangular room B which may have been the serdab of the original mastaba, although it is rather large for that. Some work has also been done clearing away the surface heaps of limestone debris, from over a mastaba 3040 [= G 1451]. In this debris was found a fine flint knife 107 mm long and 30 mm wide (called G1). The railroad has been laid out in two directions, one extending from the SW corner of 3030 out along the old dump from the earlier ex[cavations]…

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/28/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 1451

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.