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Wednesday, January 20, 1926
55th day of work

Wind dropped in the night, but still from southwest this morning. Shifting and variable all day.

Saw Mr. Edgar at Museum and arranged for first communique.

Workmen:
Quftis: 90

Work on:
(1) Isis Temple Pit in room P
(2) Street G 7000
(3) G 7000 SW (southwest), trench 32
(4) G 7150

Cars emptied:
Line V to 8 am: 52, 8:30 to noon: 134, 1:00 to 4:40 pm: 152
Total: 338

(1) Isis Temple
Pit in room P: Removed one of the stone coffins in front of loculus iv and also that in the loculus. Underneath the latter were the remains of a wooden mummy case or coffin (plundered). Beside it on east were three alabaster canopic jars and on west a fourth jar and three heads (Hapi, lacking).

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Clearing railroad embankment and surface debris in street southward of line of south face of G 7150. Close to the G 7150 southwest, there is a rubble wall on which a later mastaba has been built.
Also clearing great mound of ejected debris south of offering recess of G 7050 and entering that recess. Opposite north side of recess a rough stone wall runs to east through surface debris and sebbakh siftings and is similar to the foundation coarse of the limiting walls of the Isis Cemetery.
In the surface debris found the usual faience fragments, potsherds, etc. of Saite-Roman period.

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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
    01/20/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. 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.