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Friday, January 1, 1926 (continued)

(2) Street G 7000 S (continued)
From Avenue G 3 towards east a stone drain runs across Street G 7000 but has been broken up where crossed by crude brick bins. The significant layers of debris were observed at back of G 7130.

[ILLUSTRATION]
crude brick wall
black dust (ashes) 6
mixed debris 5
black floors of crude brick bins 4
white masons debris 3
sand 2
old masons debris 1

The crude brick bins are sunk in the black floor marked above (4), and often descend to rock. In a bin near the west side of the street are a number of pottery vessels in original positions.

(3) G 7011
Among the crude brick walls which adjoin the east face of G I-c and are apparently connected with the Isis Temple, we exposed a burial (A) and a pit.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7011 A: was in a masonry box built in a rectangular compartment in the crude brick masonry. The box was roofed with seven slabs of white limestone with the joints filled with white plaster. Inside was a wooden coffin of the Saite type with corner posts. Beside the coffin on west was a decayed box containing small blue ushabtis. At present the relations of burial, crude brick wall and Isis Temple are not clear.

G 7011 B: is a stone-lined square shaft south of Burial A. Filled with mixed debris. Down about 2 meters.

microfilm: end page 116

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
    01/01/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.