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Saturday, March 27, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7150
Completed the clearance of debris between G 7140 and G 7142, eastward to street G 7100.

(5) G 7240
Continued to remove debris from south of mastaba G 7240, revealing the mud brick casing of the mastaba and a mud brick wall running south from it. Another mud brick wall, running east and west appears to form a door with the northeast corner of G 7142.
Found one green scarab in the debris at south end of G 7100.

(6) G 7000 X
No work carried out. Day of rest for Dows Dunham

(7) G 7000 X, Friday, March 26, 1926 (see page 269)
In the morning, I went to Benedite's funeral. Dows Dunham drew the next layer of inlays.
In the afternoon, removed the gold hieroglyphic signs No. 293 (1)-(7), (19) [GLYPHS]
and (8)-(18) miscellaneous inlays and strips.
No. 294 - 295: Gold sheets (leg chair ii).
No. 296: Decayed wood.
No. 297: (8) gold sheets, parts of great inlaid sheet.
Nos. 299 - 300: Parts of bird wing.
Six pieces. a overlaps b. c overlaps a, b. d overlaps a. e probably part of a.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Georges Bénédite (Georges Aaron), French, 1857–1926

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 3

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Georges Bénédite (Georges Aaron)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1857–1926