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Saturday, January 9, 1915 (continued)

…mastaba G 4940. In debris three fragments of ornamented false door in relief; a male skull; and a basket full of potsherds. The potsherds include a two-handled foreign jar, imitation Keneh-ware jar, and red-polished basins and bowls (one with a spout).

Sunday, January 10, 1915

Cleaning street between G. 5110 and massive wall. Work on burial shaft 4930 B. Work on burial shafts 4940 A and B. (Shaft B and chamber finished).

Monday, January 11, 1915

Day of rest for the men. Fisher and I went to Cairo, and visited the Museum.

Tuesday, January 12, 1915

Finished cleaning burial pit 5030 A. In the chamber were a few human bones. Finished cleaning offering chamber of mastaba 4940. The walls are covered with reliefs. In front of the principal niche a rough hole in the floor which contained a skull and some other bones. Two Roman Catholic chaplains, A.I.F., came to see the works. They said about ¼ of the force were Roman Catholic Irish.

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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
    01/09/1915; 01/10/1915; 01/11/1915; 01/12/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA