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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, October 29, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
*A4369: poles and beams on coffin, looking north
*A4370: poles and beams of coffin, looking north-northeast

No. 1371:
(c) wood [ILLUSTRATION]. Removed wood (s) from north end to 47 cm with (11) and (14), (15). Removed wood (t) from 47 cm to 80 cm. Removed wood (u) from 80 cm to 121 cm, with (13). (11) small copper staple (see diary page 577). (13), (14), (15) small scraps of gold sheet. (12) large copper staple on side (c) at 7.8 cm from north end, (No. 1319 is a similar staple form the middle of this beam). [ILLUSTRATION]. [ILLUSTRATION] Was driven into prepared holes until the prongs protruded, the ends were then driven down and into beam towards north end. The exposed ends were covered with plaster, afterwards copper core and gold case put on. Plaster still attached to copper shows pattern of gold. Overlap piece of gold covering hole in gold sheet. Plaster partly on copper staple, partly on copper base, plain surface. The gold was put on after the staples and the sockets were in place and the copper bottom last of all. Packed up #1371 and its parts and sent them up in lift.

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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

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 1

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.