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Tuesday, February 2, 1915 (continued)

The north end of mastaba 3030 has been reached, and a small part of the SW corner of another mastaba, 3031, is exposed, This has a stepped stone face and ruble filling, and is built against the northern half of the East face of 3030.
All through the afternoon there was a wild sand storm with a hot south wind. Just before the men stopped work the wind increase in violence and for an hour we had a fierce sandstorm. I came up from the excavations with my coat pulled over my head. The air was full of locusts driven before the storm.

Wednesday, February 3, 1915

The railway was relaid this morning so as to reach the western edge of mastaba 2080 [= G 1227] which is the last of the long row of IV Dynasty mastabas cleared by the Boston Expedition. Between this mastaba and 3030 appear the tops of the two mastabas 3000 and 3001. 3000 had already been partly cleared by the other Expedition. In the sand over 3001 was a much weathered small limestone bowl, the interior of which had never been completely hollowed out. On the shoulder were traces of a brief inscription…

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  • 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
  • Display Page Dates
    02/02/1915; 02/03/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3001

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.