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1925 Giza

Saturday, December 26, 1925
34th day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 96
(2 men called up as recruits)

Work on:
(1) Avenue G 3

Cars emptied:
line IV to 8:00 am: 70, 8:30 - noon: 177, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 129 (big stones and hard debris)
total 376
about 80 men

(1) Avenue G 3
Between Pyramids G I-b and G I-c. Continued clearing westwards with lengthening carry but the labor involved in getting a railroad line into the avenue is prohibitive.
Reached about three-fifths along pyramids. In the middle, the casing of G I-b is preserved to a height of only two courses but that of G I-c to six or seven courses. The trenches of the stone thieves are quite clear on both sides and are filled with yellow debris of decay.

[ILLUSTRATION]
yellow in stone thieves trench
Vyses' hole
hard black debris
yellow in stone thieves' trench

West of the middle of G I-c on the rock (?) is a construction in white limestone which appears to lead to the entrance to the burial chambers of G I-c but this construction is not yet sufficiently excavated to determine its date or character.
In the black debris, fragment of a seated statuette of a ___ [GLYPHS] [Khufukhaf], two battered Saite stelae [25-12-467, 25-12-468], and fragments of Saite-Ptolemaic objects.

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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
    12/26/1925
  • 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.