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Friday, January 15, 1926 (continued)

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Moved loading switch 5 meters to south and carried out railroad embankment to haul debris. Also examining hard debris, and certain obscure walls are appearing, perhaps a construction plane.

(3) Pyramid G I-c (south face)
Exposed southeast corner of pyramid to rock. There are two f. c. [= foundation course]
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In the side of the corner stone, lowest course there are three rough holes, lever holds used in adjusting the stone. Also one in stone above.
All the hard debris is clean masons' debris, i. e. old packing.
Cleared westward along face of pyramid for about 4 meters. Exposed the east face of a rough wall built on debris.
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(4) G 7150
Finished clearing the exterior chamber e up to the face of the casing of G 7140. The thick crude brick wall ends in front of doorway to b. The northeast corner of the nucleus mastaba i does not touch G 7140. But when addition ii was built, the east wall of i was extended to face of G 7140, the space between was
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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
    01/15/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.