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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, April 19, 1926
One-hundred and twenty-ninth day of work.

Weather: fine, north wind.
Barometer - 7 a.m.- 29.86
Temperature Maximum 83.7 F
Temperature Minimum 61.7 F

Workmen:
seventy-five (75)

Work on:
(1) G 7240
(2) G 7240 J
(3) G 7000 X

Cars emptied:
Line VIII 5:30 - 8:15: 74, 8:45 to 12:00: 86, 1:15 - 5:00: 72
total: 232

(1) G 7240
Clearing debris of stone and sand from the top of mastaba G 7240, in search for any pits which may be there. Found G 7240 J. Found fragments of a large alabaster offering table [26-4-138], the torso of a limestone statuette, and late fragments, in the debris.

(2) G 7240
G 7240 J: Commenced to clear debris from pit G 7240 J, and reached 8.8 meters depth. The pit is built with masonry from the top to the rock 4.15 meters down. Found fragments of amulets, etc. and a limestone object of decoration [ILLUSTRATION] [26-4-139]

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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
    04/19/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 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.