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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, December 21, 1925
30th day of work.

Fine weather.
Received a letter from Greenlees enclosing his resignation as from December 6.

Workmen:
Quftis: 98

Work on:
(1) G 6030, top
(2) G 6043, G, H, I
(3) G 6050 A
(4) G 6040 main causeway, eastern end
(5) G 7000 SW (southwest)
(6) Street G 7000

Cars emptied:
line III to 8 am: 50, 8:30 - noon: 118, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 120
total: 288
about one-half gang 576

(1) G 6030
Resumed examination of top of mastaba G 6030. The hole dug by plunderers behind the south niche of the offering room descends far enough to prove that no secret room exists behind that niche. I suspect that these thieves knew of the secret chamber behind the south niche in G 6040. The hole was filled with sand.

(2) G 6043
G 6043 G: Depth 1.9 meters. Original filling: Chamber on west, door block in place.
G 6043 H: Depth 1.95 meters. Sand to about 90 cm then original filling: Chamber on west, door block in place.
G 6043 I: Depth 1.9 meters. Original filling. Chamber in west, door block in place.

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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
    12/21/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • 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.