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Wednesday, February 24, 1926 (continued)

(2) Street G 7000 S (south) and G 7152
Continued removing railroad embankment IV and clearing to hard debris. There has been a good deal of modern sebbakh digging there and the old Old Kingdom floor has been broken up. In the mixed surface debris were fragments of Saite amulets etc. as usual.

(3) Railroad line VI
Constructing a dry masonry embankment from the south end of street east of G 7070 to carry line VI. The line runs to north end of that street and is to dump over G 7000 southwest.

Thursday, February 25, 1926.
Eighty-fourth day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 78

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) street G 7000 S (south) and G 7152

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 43, 8:30 to noon: 95, 1:00 - 4:50 pm: 117
total: 255

(1) G 7000 X
Spent the day clearing the floor dust on east up to edge of copper basin and examining the adjacent deposits. The left legs of chair (i) had to be left in place as the hind leg is under the basin and the fore leg is under inlays of stool (ii)(?).
Removed 153-159. Scraps of gold leaf from 147, etc. and inlays from canopy cover.
The next object of record is a stool (?)(ii) which stood on the higher rubbish west of chair (i) and sunk down on itself slightly to southeast after collapse of chair (i). The four legs are clearly distinguishable but the bars of the seat are not certainly identifiable.
*A3706 at noon
*A3707 at noon
*A3708 at noon

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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
    02/24/1926; 02/25/1926
  • 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.