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microfilm: begin page 345

Saturday, May 15, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

Men repairing road.

(1) G 7000 X
Removed inlays on floor under (Z)-6.
No. 459: (1)-(30) from (W), (Z), (Y), etc. These fell before the general collapse.
No. 460: Sheet gold leaf, 6 x 2.3 cm
No. 459: (31)-(34)
Cleaned away wood dust etc. under 459 and 460.
No. 459: (35)-41) inlays
No. 461: Gold band from molded plaster (P)
No. 459: (42)-(101) inlay from (Z), (Q), (Y) and (W) and plaster from (P)
No. 462 - 463: Gold bands.
No. 464 - 465: Gold band from molded plaster (P)
No. 459: (102)-(111) inlays as before
No. 466 - 468: Gold bands.
No. 459: (112)-(130) inlays etc as before.
This uncovers nearly the whole area under (Z)-6 and leaves a layer of wood powder and dust resting directly on the original limestone dust of the floor.

Sunday, May 16, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

Men repairing roads.

(1) G 7000 X
Cleaning up with dry camel's hair brush the area under 459 - 468, and continued clearing 459 westwards (top inlays).
No. 459: (131)-(137) mostly (Q)-2
No. 469: Board band from molded plaster, 10.5 x 3 cm
No. 459: (138)-(214) inlays and molded plaster
Under 459 (131)-(214) was another layer of displaced inlays, these were cleaned up and drawn (supplementary drawing 470).
No. 470: (1)-(71) mostly (Q)-2
*A3829
Proceeded to clear away surface layer of wood, dust, plaster, etc. between 470 and the wing still in place.
*A3830

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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
    05/15/1926; 05/16/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

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.