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Saturday, July 3, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
For the following see plan page 558 and A3940-A3941.

No. 601: Fragment alabaster bowl, see 587 etc. Picked up.
(a) north-south fragments of wood on west
(b) east-west boarding (greatly displaced), brushed off, lifted fragments.
Under 601 is east-west wood.

Removed lump of gray mud from between 623 and 622.

No. 622: Fragment alabaster bowl, see 581, etc.
Under 622 is east-west wood.

No. 623: Fragment alabaster bowl, see 581, etc.
No east-west wood under 623.

No. 641: Along east side of 642 was a lump of plaster and gray mud. The plaster was a fragment from a circular mass and showed the print of a bowl (?) rim. (see 671(2))

No. 642: Red brown ware saucer, two pieces (a) and (b).
[ILLUSTRATION] D 10 cm, H 3.15, D base 4.5

No. 643: Removed a mass of plaster and muck running down over pile over western edge of 629. (see hereafter 665)
(a) large lump of plaster [ILLUSTRATION].
(b) other lumps amorphous.
(c) small fragments of fabric - ca. 1 x 1 cm, loose wide mesh.

No. 644: Alabaster lid (form of Old Kingdom canopic lid).
[ILLUSTRATION] D 12.5, H 3.5

Removed fragments wood, plaster, etc. lying on 644 and lifted the lid.
Removed plaster, etc, under 642.

*A3942: wood under 599, 600, 601, 622, looking south

Sunday, July 4, 1926
Independence Day.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Treated wood under 599. 600, 601, etc. with celluloid solution.

No. 645: See pages 644-645, 558 and A3942.
Curly fibers of black wood, leather (?) and also fragments of brown wood.

No. 646: See area marked on A3942 in lower left quarter.
Removed fragments wood etc. under 621c, 630, 634, 638, 645 and adj. Wood, plaster, dust and many large thin flakes of plaster sizing. Underneath is floor dust on rock.

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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
    07/03/1926; 07/04/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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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.