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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 4, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
[ILLUSTRATION]
coffin
lower pit
rough stones
cracks
crack north
plastered masonry
coffin
pit

The rough stones in the northwest corner rest on the settled filling of the lower pit. Many of them (all of nummulitic limestone) have a face discolored like that of the face of the crack. All of them came apparently from the excavation of the pit or of the chamber and were evidently heaped here in order to use later. All the stones laid dry in the rock-cutting in the eastern wall are also of this sort of stone and some of them also with discolored faces (as crack).
The chamber was being cut to a larger size when the deposition of the burial (re-burial) interrupted the work. In the eastern wall are characteristic cutting made in the removal of stone. These begin as usual at the roof and are cut downwards in grooves.
[ILLUSTRATION]
dry masonry
(five square blocks of nummulitic limestone and rest rough)

In the western wall, a larger cut extends from the face of the south crack southwards nearly three meters. This is of same character as eastern block but has been walled up with white (?) limestone (squared blocks)
[ILLUSTRATION]
dribbles of dark sand from inside

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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
    02/04/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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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.