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Wednesday, April 21, 1926 (continued)

(1) Street G 7200
Continued to the southward in clearing street G 7200. Clearing debris between mastaba G 7350 and chapel of G 7141, uncovering the casing stones and core of G 7350. The south end of G 7241 was cleared, and a farther pit there in, G 7241 D found.

(2) G 7240
Removing debris from the top of G 7240 (southern extension of G 7230) and clearing shaft G 7240 J.
G 7240 J: The shaft opens into chamber I, on the north. Descends farther to a depth of 11.35 meters, where a group of chambers branch out - somewhat similar in layout to G 7300 X and G 7230 B [pages 299 and 292 respectively]. Chamber I, on north, has much debris, and a ledge cut on the east side.
Chamber II, on south, full of debris.
The following chambers opening from it:
III on west, turning to north, not much debris
IV on west, empty
V on south, little debris, has a ledge cut in the rock. From this chamber, downwards and to the west, opens VI.
VI empty, rock much broken.
VII on south of room II, has debris, and a floor recess lying north-south.
VIII on east, small, has debris.
IX on north, east of shaft, has some debris.
The shaft continues downwards.

(3) G 7241
G 7241 A: Small pit in mastaba G 7241. Cleared debris. Depth 1.6 meters. Small chamber on west.

(4) G 7241
G 7241 D: South of pit G 7241 A, built of small stones and mud. Rock bottom at 2.8 meters, no chamber. Cleared and finished.

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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

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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.