When the work on the west side of the pyramid was undertaken, search for a dumping ground led to trenching outside the south brick wall near the western end of the enclosure. The ground was perfectly level with no signs of plundering, so that it occasioned some surprise when a row of pits was discovered parallel with the wall. The first one to be cleared gave promise of good fortune here, for it produced a wooden figure of the offering-bearer type (fig. 13), but subsequent pits were found[, in most cases,] to be thoroughly plundered.
Adapted from Lansing, 1924