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Friday, January 21, 1927 (continued)

(6) G 7146
G 7146 D: Opened crude brick door block; chamber built of rubble roofed with slabs of stone. Thieves had broken in through the roof; chamber filled with sand and rubbish; a few bits of bones.

(7) G 7148 [= G 7148+7149]
After removing crude brick walls G 7100 i and ii, began removing hard deposit of debris south of G 7145 and exposed rubble of another mastaba.

(8) G 7252
G 7252 A: Depth 332 cm; thieves' debris; exposed door block and left for photo.

(9) G 7253
G 7253 A: Depth 175 cm; no chamber; one ordinary red ware ceremonial jar in pit.

Saturday, January 22, 1927
sixth day of work

workmen:
Quftis

cars emptied:
line VII 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 50, 8:30 am - noon: 120, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 115
line IX 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 37, 8:30 am - noon: 68, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 75
Total 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 87, 8:30 am - noon: 188, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 190
[line totals] line VII 285, line IX 180, [grand total] 465

Office work as usual; interrupted by many visitors, officers from H.M.S. Barham, Americans from the "floating university" etc. Spiegelberg also.

Work on:
(1) Street G 7300
(2) Pit G 7330 X (Pt)
(3) G 7100 Pt i (east part)
(4) G 7143 B
(5) G 7144 M
(6) G 7145 (a) and U and Z [= G 7145+7147]
(7) G 7148 A, B, C, D, E [= G 7148+7149]
(8) G 7149 A [= G 7148+7149]
(9) G 7158 A, B
(10) G 7159 A
(11) G 7200 Pt i
(12) G 7150 room b

(1) Street G 7300
Continued as yesterday. Saite-Ptolemaic fragments in debris as usual. Also clearing Ptolemaic-Roman pit in middle of street see (2) G 7330 X (Pt).

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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
    01/21/1927; 01/22/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Wilhelm Spiegelberg, German, 1870–1930
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

Published Documents 1

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.
  • Wilhelm Spiegelberg

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1870–1930
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Demotist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.