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Wednesday, December 16, 1925 (continued)

(9) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued in trenches 29 - 31.
In trench 31: three late graves XVI [G 7000 SW 16], XVII [G 7000 SW 17], XVIII [G 7000 SW 18].

Thursday, December 17, 1925
Twenty-sixth day of work.

Dunham came to take over Greenlees' job. I telegraphed Howard Hoppin Tuesday night "Vacancy on staff. Send your address." This noon, I received his reply "Address Thomas Cook Florence. Ready any time". Signed Hoppin.

Workmen:
Quftis: 102

Work on:
(1) G 6028
(2) G 6035
(3) G 6040, main causeway
(4) G 6040, burial causeway (stelae)
(5) G 6041
(6) G 6042
(7) G 6050
(8) G cemetery G 7000 southwest

Cars emptied:
Line I to 8:00 am: 30, 8:30 to noon: 119, 1:30 - 4:30 pm: 42
total: 191
Line II to 8:00 am: 33, 8:30 to noon: 75, 1:30 - 4:30 pm: 71
total: 179
grand total: 370 (430)[535]
At 1 o'clock turned all of gang I on to basket carry.

(1) G 6028
G 6028 F: Depth of pit 5.15 meters. Sand. Chamber on east, also filled with sand. Coffin cut in rock, lid removed, full of sand.

[ILLUSTRATION]

In coffin: fragments of bronze plate with [GLYPHS], cylinder beads.
In chamber: fragments of limestone canopic jars, several limestone model vessels, and broken human bones and cloth.
In pit: fragments of limestone canopic jar.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    12/16/1925; 12/17/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Howard Hoppin
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
    Thomas Cook Group Ltd.
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 10

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Howard Hoppin

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.

Institutions 1

  • Thomas Cook Group Ltd.

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks The Thomas Cook Group Ltd. was the eponymous creation of an industrious English entrepreneur. From a humble beginning in 1841, Cook expanded his business into one of the world's first full-service travel firms, offering trips to Europe, North America and around the world, including Egypt.