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microfilm: begin page 386

Friday, July 2, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Removed No. 599: R.P. flaring bowl with decayed rim.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Underneath is a bed of displaced wood fragments, on which rests a circular ridge of decayed pottery powder from rim.
[ILLUSTRATION]
This bowl has fallen from above after partial decay of wood of bed.

Brushed off area 635, underneath is lower layer of east-west boarding with same displaced wood fibers.

No. 636: Is a white patch, crumbled wood ash northeast of 599. Brushed this up to append 637.

No. 637: Is a big deposit (D ca. 20 cm.) of red matter (west of 621b) - decayed pottery or plaster (see below contents of 628).

No. 638a: (see A3936)
A large board greater than 38 x greater than 16 cm, which overlies No. 627, grain runs north-northeast to south-southwest. Removed this.

No. 606: Fragment of large alabaster bowl (see 581), see plan on page 550, filled with wood, etc.
(1) gold nail from south end of 660, H 1.1, L 1.1
(2) gold nail from west end of 559, H 1.1, L 1.1
(3) lump of charcoal.
(4)-(5) north-south wood.
The rest is east-west boarding.

No. 639: East end of 570 and the overlying fragments.
(1) fragment gold
(2) inlay [ILLUSTRATION] (S).
Cleaned to rock.

*A3937: gold bed by 624 and pile of bowls 625 - 628, looking south
*A3938: wide view of same and eastwards, looking south-southeast

No. 637: The deposit of red matter (decayed pottery ?) was removed and another layer of 638 was found underneath.

No. 638b: A lower layer of 638, deep layer dust underneath.

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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
    07/02/1926
  • 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.