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Sunday, January 3, 1926 (continued)

(3) Isis temple (continued)
All these rooms D, E, F were covered with heaps of sifted debris as much as 1.5 to 2 meters above the mass of the debris. Under this lies about a meter of disturbed limestone chips, dust, sand, and decayed crude brick. There is, at a level about 1 meter above floors, a series of crude brick walls of which some may be earlier and some later than the limestone casing of the temple.
The occurrence of fragments of at least five private statues and statuettes gives the impression that the serdabs of the Old Kingdom cemetery were looted for statues to put in this temple. The limestone casing blocks probably also come from the old Old Kingdom casings and offering chambers, but the large Old Kingdom blocks were cut to a small size of slab.

(4) G 7011
The relation of the crude brick walls numbered G 7011 to the Isis Temple is still obscure.
G 7011 A: D.D. finished clearing. Under the wooden coffin along west wall many more ushabtis, in position. Under each corner of the coffin was a bronze spike (?) [ILLUSTRATION] (12.4 cm long).
G 7011 B: In east chamber, three coffin-trenches cut in work and a rude stone coffin across them. In the debris, six tiny ushabtis about 18 mm high, a bronze ram's horn, and various small fragments of ushabtis and pottery. Finished clearing the west chamber and the south chamber.

(5) G 7140
G 7140 C: Down 13 meters. The chamber has appeared on the west. The bottom of the pit has not yet been reached. The debris changed at about 8 meters to dirty sand and dust.

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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
    01/03/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.