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Wednesday January 6, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7140
G 7140 C: Continued clearing outer chamber of G 7140 C (which was part of Isis Temple), dirty sand, brown dust, fragments of stone.

Thursday, January 7, 1926
44th day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 95

Work on:
(1) Isis Temple
(2) G 7011 C
(3) G 7012 A
(4) G 7140 C
(5) G I-c, east face
All these three pits belong of course to the Isis Temple as a mortuary temple.

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 58, 8:30 to noon: 152, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 215
Total 425
Short carry. In afternoon stopped work n G 7140 C because of long carry and turned the gang concerned on the debris on east face of G I-c (south of temple). Prepare to dump later from G 7140 C into Isis Temple pit in room F.

(1) Isis Temple
Finished room P in which was a large burial pit. North of P was G 7012 A.
Working out debris in pit of room F: Down 8.50 meters.
South of C, clearing a passage unexcavated, we opened a small room M.
Cleared north side of hall of columns = room Q. The bases of the columns rest on debris.
Clearing Room R which lies between Q and the Pyramid G I-c. The wall between Q and R, those around R and the foundations of R appear to belong to the original temple of G I-c. But a large hole has been cut in the floor.
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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
    01/06/1926; 01/07/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • 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.