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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 23, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6023
G 6023 C: Finished clearing sand from coffin trench in G 6023 C (chamber). No objects.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 6040
Main causeway, eastern end. Reached rock on a line a little south of south wall of G 4000 across to near south end of G 4140. No trace of causeway which probably lies further south. The dump from the pit G 4140 A rests on about 50 cm of drift sand. As usual, the plundering of the pit took place after the cemetery G 4000 was partially sanded up. The sand over the old drift and over the pit-dump probably came in very rapidly, and the "modern surface" is not far from the surface of Dynasty 7 - 11 (as was proved for the area west of G 2000 (Lepsius 23).

(3) Street G 7000
Continued excavation of surface debris south of last year's work in Street G 7000, front of Avenue G 3, and building railroad embankment towards south.

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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
    12/23/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.