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Unpublished manuscript transcription: begin page 8

When taking off the stone casings the plunderers had taken away the stone niche stelae and from the brick faced structures the flat and stone lintels from over the niches. Unfortunately these were the inscribed blocks of fine quality limestone. Brick niches with common rough slabs for lintels were not disturbed. Lintels and libation basins were sometimes cast aside in the passages after they had been pulled from their positions.

Some of the plundering for stone and perhaps for antiquities took place at a comparatively late period. Certainly shaft A of G 3030 was entered in recent years. The plundering of the burials however seems to have been done at an early date and one is strongly inclined to suspect that most of it was done at the time of burial. The most interesting example of this was in A

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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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.