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Friday, July 2, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 640: The east-west boarding along east side of bed the continuation to east of 604 - 606, as far as west side of 638, runs over 638. Brushed off crumbs, removed floor dust (limestone dust on rock, brown dust above limestone dust).

No. 638c: Continuation of 638 under 640. Removed it, underneath, second layer of east-west boarding (640).

No. 640: Continuation lower layer of east-west boarding under 638. Brushed up all the floor debris, over the areas 638 and 640, to rock.

No. 624: The gold leg with [ILLUSTRATION] attached, high up against west wall, southwest leg (left hind leg) of bed. Inside was a well preserved core of wood (almost half the height) showing that it was carefully carved with the details of the gold case. The wood has shrunk to about one-half linear size. There is a green mark (made of copper) on the wall 2 cm above the actual copper: i.e. the leg has sunk away to collapse on pile of vessels.

No. 625: Alabaster bowl complete.
[ILLUSTRATION] D 39 cm, H 12 cm, D base 12.2 cm
Fragment of east-west boarding rested on bowl.

On removing 625, saw the pottery bowl 626 to be full of potsherds, decayed wood and lumps of "muck".

*A3939: no. 626, etc, looking south

Saturday, July 3, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Leveled across from north end of coffin (top of lid) to west wall by means of straight edge and spirit level, marked this level in pencil along west wall to pile of bowls.
General level floor - 84 cm
Level top of 623 - 58.7 cm
Level top of 626 - 21.4 cm
Level bottom of 626 - 58 cm
Level top of 627 - 27.5 cm

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  • 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
    07/02/1926; 07/03/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

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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.