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Diary Transcription: begin page 47
Saturday, February 6, 1915

Finished clearing the two other shafts of mastaba 2090 [= G 3090]. As the original shaft B is merely part of A the other two shafts are lettered B and C, instead of C and D. In C, a single large block closed the entrance to the burial chamber which is to the east. The surface outside the entrance to the mastaba 2090 [= G 3090] has been cleared, together with a shaft, E, which was there. General clearing has also been done in the passage way along the west side of 2091 [= G 3091] and west and north of 2092 [= G 3093]. The burial shaft of 2091 [= G 3093] is not yet fully cleared. In shaft A of 2092 [= G 3092] was a limestone jar stopper with a good part of the plaster sealing still adhering to it.
Photograph C20 shows the various mastaba and shafts in the part of the work.
Showed two soldiers over the excavations; one of the mounted police told me that the First Brigade is to go on an eight days’ bivouac out into the desert, leaving here on the 8th. I have planned to go to Saqqara with the donkey-boy Hafiz.

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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
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  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 3090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3092

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

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.
  • Hafiz

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Donkey-boy for Clarence Fisher excavations at Giza.