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Friday, January 8, 1926 (continued)

(3) Burial pits in Isis Temple
(a) G 7011 C: Dunham removed the stela and found a second roof of slabs below. After taking out second roof, found contents decayed.

(b) Pit in Room F: Depth, ten meters. Two chambers - one on north and one on south. In room i, are fine rude stone coffins and lids lying in confusion.


In room iv (to East), is a coffin cut in the limestone rock. Around the inside is incised the following inscription (filled with red paint), (copied by Dunham):

(c) Pit in room P: Down 8.1 meters.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 2

People 2

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 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.