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Saturday, July 10, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
[The layer under 689(1)-(4) continued]
irregular (uneven surface) and was deposited by the dribbling of wood, plaster, charcoal, scraps of pottery, splinters of alabaster, etc. through the interstices of the pile of potsherds. In places the layer is ca. 5 cm deep, and rests on a very light layer of the original floor dust.

Sunday, July 11, 1926

The supply of celluloid solution left me by Lucas - three liters, was unexpectedly exhausted by the treatment of 688 and 690. Sent Bedawi in (driven by Husein in car) to museum for fresh supply left there by Lucas, but found the museum closed account of Muslim New Year Day.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 689: continued. See A3959.
Finished area d and cleared e. Under a, b, d, e are traces of east-west wood resting on rock (left in place).

Resumed No. 688: T
The layer of cloth under 678. See A3958. Removed f, g, h, i and j and laid on board in order. Under all this, a thin layer of wood, a continuous sheet with east-west fibers.

*B5992: this wood (No. 690), looking south

Removed No. 690: The sheet of wood under 688. See A3959, B5992. Under 690 is a broken layer of gray mud (decayed plaster, wood, etc.) which lies on fragments of the big red ware basin (675). In this gray mud, near middle was a fragment of three-strand cord [ILLUSTRATION] badly decayed.
Cleaned away the gray mud ("muck") under 690 and on pile of potsherds.

*A3960: pile of potsherds, No. 675(138), looking south
*A3961: potsherds, adjoining 675 on east, looking southeast

No. 691 and No. 692: Remnants of floor debris along east bar of bed. Cleaned these.

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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
    07/10/1926; 07/11/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
    Badawi Ahmed (expedition photographer)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Badawi Ahmed (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer at Giza.
  • 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.
  • Husein

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Engineer living in the camp