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Monday, January 17, 1927
First day of work

Work on:
(1) Street G 7100 south
(2) Street G 7300

(1) Street G 7100 south
Began removing the end of the railroad embankment VII which lies in street G 7000 south of G 7142 and loose surface debris under this working southwards and down to hard Old Kingdom debris.
In the loose surface debris, a scarab, [ILLUSTRATION] fragments four ushabtis and amulets, etc.

(2) Street G 7300
Began clearing away surface debris in street G 7300 opposite north end of mastaba G 7330. Using debris to build line IX which is to reach VII at curve and q.v. out over dump I.

[ILLUSTRATION]

On the north end of G 7330 is a massive crude brick wall of Roman period. This was fully exposed.
In the loose surface debris in street (basket sifting, black dust, limestone decay), several fragments limestone statuette; fragments of faience amulets, ushabtis, etc.

Cars emptied:
line VII 6:45 am-8:00 am 54, 8:30 am-noon 150, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 147
line IX 6:45 am-8:00 am 15, 8:30 am-noon 25, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 25
[totals] 6:45 am-8:00 am 69, 8:30 am-noon 175, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 172
[line totals] line VII 351, line IX 65, [grand total] 416

Office work:
I am on photos. Dunham on reconstruction. Wheeler on map.

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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
    01/17/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."