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Tuesday, February 16, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
enough preserved to give any idea of the original form. In some cases it is like cigar ash and about the same color. Inside one of the canopy poles on the coffin we can see a fragment shrunken and almost white of the wooden core. The most we can hope for is the determination of the kind of wood used. The brown fabric is a mere powder and I think the large scale photo is the only useful record we can make of it. The original place of the fragments is not yet clear as they lie scattered all over the areas examined up to the present.
We treated the nearer fragments with celluloid solutions. The use of wax is out of the question except in some solution and the celluloid solution seems more practical.

(2) G 7050
G 7050 B: Finished the pit-depth 14.2 meters, and began removing disturbed debris in chamber. In the pit, part of a ushabti (Saite).

(3) G 7070
Continued excavation in north end of G 7070 and exposed [ILLUSTRATION] eastern side of large pit A.
The pit has not been entered since the mastaba was filled up but I do not believe that the pit was finished or contains a burial.

(4) G 7000 SW (southwest)
The work of revealing the rectangular rubble structure continued. This not a mastaba. The exterior wall is about 60 cm wide. It is broken by late burials.

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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 4

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.