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Wednesday, June 30, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
[No. 617: (continued)]
of thin copper blades(?) which lie about 8 cm south of the point of knife (596). These blades have oxidized to the same serious extent as those on top of the pile of pottery.
Fragments of the present blades still remain (?), but the deposit is mostly powdery oxide. Leaving blades, gathered up pill-box full of green oxide. (No. 617).

No. 618: Clearing the dust under 615 and 616, expand mass of mud objects along wall.

*A3929: no. 618, looking south

Drew plan of 618 (1)-(5). There are four larger objects of black mud - so decayed that the forms were obscure (see (6)-(43)), higher up in debris. Swept up under (1)-(5) and exposed fully the objects underneath.
*A3930: no. 618 (6)-(43), looking south
Drew plan of (6)-(43), on page 538.
No. 618: (6)-(43)
(6) bone implement [ILLUSTRATION] L 8.3
(26) bone implement [ILLUSTRATION] L 3.8
Model jars in finely levigated reddish brown clay.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Type i: (9), (15), (20), (21), (23), (25), (27), (29), (32), (34), (36), (37), (39), (40) - fourteen examples.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Type ii: (8), (10), (12), (14), (18), (24), (28), (30), (31), (33), (35), (38) - twelve examples.
The rest were too broken to identify. The deposit continues, to south, under fragments of stone vessels.

No. 619: See A3928 and page 525.
East-west boarding south of east and of 520. Removed and cleaned to rock floor.

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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
    06/30/1926
  • 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.