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Saturday, December 19, 1925
Twenty-eighth day of work.

Cold west wind rising nearly to a gale about 2 p.m. Sprinkles of rain about 3 -4.

Workmen:
Quftis: 98

Work on:
(1) G 6012 A
(2) G 6040 B
(3) G 6042
(4) G 6043
(5) G 6044
(6) G 6040 main causeway
(7) G 6050 A
(8) cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied:
Line I to 8:00 am: 32, 8:30 to noon: 59, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 59
total: 150
working on pits with large part of men on basket carry.

(1) G 6012
G 6012 A: D.D. cleared chamber. A mass of copper tools in limestone debris near door; beads of faience some of which were gilded were in the sand in the burial trench.

(2) G 6040
G 6040 B: D.D. cleared chamber. Twenty seven alabaster model saucers, two copper chisel models and fragments, fragments of wood (small box), bird bones, broken human bones, potsherds, etc.

(3) G 6042
G 6042 H: Depth 1.6 meters. Ends at rock. Original limestone rubbish.
G 6042 J: Depth 1.42 meters. Ends at rock. Original limestone rubbish.
G 6042 K: Depth 2.1 meters. Ends at rock. Original limestone rubbish.
G 6042 L: Chamber in pit. Sand to 88 cm then original limestone rubbish.

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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
    12/19/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 7

Photos 1

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.