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Sunday, March 21, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X
Removed 262 (87)-(118).
Western segment of wing.
All fits together.
Removed Nos. 263: Decayed brown wood on southeast leg ii.

No. 264: Decayed black wood on southeast leg ii.
No. 265: Decayed black wood from under dec. bar (a) (i.e. from inside). The gold hieroglyphs of the east vertical line are face down under 265 and apparently fallen from it. See A3732. (Then *A3734A) ABH
Removed No. 262 (119)-(127).
(119)-(123) appear to belong to western segment of wing.
(124)-(127) were over decayed wood and plaster of eastern segment.
After removing 262 (1)-(127) there was visible the layer of plaster in which the inlays were set but this was crumbled into small fragments. Under the plaster the decayed wood was visible running northeast to southwest (fiber lengthwise of wing). Under the wood another layer of inlays face down. (Probably thin board inlaid alike on both side with wing.)
Now proceeded to remove crumbled plaster with a soft brush moistened in water. In this a small stray inlay [ILLUSTRATION] between plaster and wood.
Having exposed wood, treated it with celluloid solution.
Removed gold band 266 (see A3732)
*A3734B ABH

(2) Street G 7100 S
Continued clearing embankment and debris as far as S side of doorway to S chapel of G 7100 S. Also continued clearing space south of chapel, west of railroad Work continued on G 7140 niche and pits Y and Z [= G 7135]. Also G 7130 Z [= G 7134].

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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
    03/21/1926
  • 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.