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Carter No.: 013

Handlist description: Second doorway - blocking, sealing, and seal impressions

Card/Transcription No.: 013-2

No. 13. Original notes extracted for general notes London. H.C.

The second sealed doorway, at the end of the descending passage, leading directly into the Antechamber, was almost an exact replica of the first doorway, save perhaps the seal impressions were less distinct - stone and rubble having been piled against them before they were dry and hard. Corresponding in position to the breaches in the first doorway, were similar traces of successive openings and re-closings clearly marked upon the plaster, but the breaches in this case had evidently not been quite so large. Here, I must plead heat of excitement at the moment of the discovery, for I find my notes are not sufficiently complete to give a detailed enumeration of the seals employed; however, notes after examining of both the original and subsequent closings at the time of the discovery, record: `No appreciable difference from the several sealings on the first doorway'. Since, from fragments preserved, I find no reason for changing that conclusion.

Card no. 013-2 relating to Carter no. 013
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