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Thursday, February 4, 1915 (continued)

…killed and wounded, + 40 prisoners; the English losses were 3 wounded.

Friday, February 5, 1915

The roof of the chamber found yesterday has been cleared; it is the offering room of mastaba 2090 [= G 3090]. In the sand outside the entrance, were a number of fragments of large pottery jars and a rough limestone offering slab. In the mastaba are four shafts, A-D, all filled with a hard packed rubble debris. In shaft B, at a depth of about 90 cm, the burial is roofed over with two slabs, one simply a rough limestone block, but the other a niche block. Inadvertently I stepped down on to the rough block, which gave way so that I went through on to the skeleton below. The sides of the burial chamber were covered with rough plaster. West of this mastaba is 2091 [= G 3091], which seems to be built of rough rubble. The top of this is being cleared. North of both these mastabas is a mastaba 2092 [= G 3092] and its 2 offering rooms. The mastaba itself is in line with 2091 [= G 3091] and contains 3 shafts, A-C, which are being cleared of sand and rubble debris.

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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
    02/04/1915; 02/05/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 3090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3092

    • 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.