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1925 Giza

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

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.

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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  • 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

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.