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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 12, 1925
93rd day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 105
[total]: 190

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 68, 8:30 am - noon: 210, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 220
[total] 498

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7430

(1) Street G 7500
A new area has now been opened up northeast of that sketched yesterday. Here are a number of new pits, several mastabas, all much ruined and confused by late buildings, and other crude brick structures of very late date. A rough sketch plan is here shown:

[ILLUSTRATION]

The crude brick walls of G 7633 and G 7634 are manifestly late in date. They are built over the pit G 7635 which is very large and is clearly Dynasty 4. They are built upon a series of debris strata including from below upward __ disturbed Old Kingdom debris of mason's chips, broken and crumbled brickwork, brick walls (G 7634 east) dirty disturbed debris containing a number of burials, and more of the Old Kingdom debris. This will show the confused state of the ground. The south wall of G 7634 overhangs G 7635 so far that it was destroyed in the middle part, to enable this pit to be cleared with safety to the men. Several pits cannot yet be numbered until their relation to the surrounding structures can be determined. These include the slab-walled graves(?) between the brick wall of G 7634 and the stone wall of G 7637. Tomorrow this will be done. Very little in the way of objects has been recovered so far from this area.

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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
    02/12/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 8

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • 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.