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Sunday, October 17, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1073: resumed. See A4323.
Potsherds (197)-(255) as before, mostly types 1201 and 1207.
(256) swept up pottery decay at this level.

No. 1068: resumed. See B6079.
Potsherds (224)-(230) fragments as before, mostly types 1201 and 1207.

Rigged another lamp-beam, 150 cm long, swing from end at [ILLUSTRATION] to beam No. (1) to light space behind coffin .

*A4325: nos. 1073, 1078, etc, looking east-northeast
*A4326: nos. 1068, 1166, 1167, looking east [SYMBOL]
*A4327: no. 1300 group, looking northeast, wide lens
*A4328: no. 1162, wooden box, looking east

Began cleaning canopy, the inscribed part is No. 1351, the poles on the coffin [ILLUSTRATION] are 1352 - 1361. The beams on coffin are Nos. 1362 - 1367. The rest will be numbered as we come to them. When first open, these were covered with a light layer of dust. During the months of March, April, May, the dust storms brought in dust and much deeper layer was deposited. The inscribed part (No. 1351) is partly dace down and partly face up. The face down part where not covered by the other is littered with decayed and shriveled leather(?) and fungoid spiculae.
No. 1162 see A4328, small wooden box traced on floor and presumed to have contained the toilet articles.
(a) bottom of east-west wood, measures 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm.
(b) north-south wood from sides of box (east and west sides).
(c) north-south wood on floor from large box.
(d) floor dust.
Splashes of white plaster on floor.

No. 1073: resumed. See A4325.
Potsherds (256)-(290) as before.
(291)-(293) swept up area.

No. 1068: resumed. See A4326.
Potsherds (237)-(270) as before.

No. 1078: resumed. See A4325.
(74) swept up area as is, including load of alabaster bowl (No. 1044), charcoal fragments, wood (from 1020), copper carbonate (from 1058), "gray muck", and sand.

*A4329: nos. 1068, 1073, 1078, looking east

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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  • 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.