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Wednesday, November 10, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1411: resumed. A4416.
(73-127) potsherds red brown ware types 1201 and 1207, and also many decayed or decaying.
(118) in debris on potsherd, a fragment of sealing mud with impression [ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS]
(120-123) fragments of white plaster.

No. 1415: area of "gray muck" continuation north of No. 1300.
See A4410 (marked in blue).
Swept off deposit of disintegrated "gray muck" and exposed layer of potsherds.

No. 1416: area north of 1415 (under 1411). A4416.
Swept up disintegrated substances on surface.
i) masses of dark crumbly substance (like dried mud) in south and west parts of area.
ii) fragments of white plaster.
iii) few scraps of charcoal.
iv) small fragments of wood.
v) several bits of copper from beams.
vi) gray mud.
vii) small scraps of pottery.
viii) dust and decay of mud and cloth and three scraps of gold sheet from beams.

*A4417: pottery 1411, looking east.
*A4418: pottery 1412, looking east.
*A4419: south of coffin, looking east.
*A4420: top of coffin, looking south.

Thursday, November 11, 1926

Armistice Day. Communiqué in Gazette. Dunham arrived at 12:45 from Port Said and was met by el-Meyyit with hired bus.
Wheeler and I intended to go but works-car broke down and left us stranded.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1418: See A4417 and A4418.
Against the east wall wood is still sticking, grain running up and down. Between the wall and the remaining pottery this wood goes on down. The side of a box which contained the pottery.
(1-140) pottery as in 1412, red ware tub, etc., some red polished fragments.

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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
    11/10/1926; 11/11/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

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.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • 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."