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Saturday, December 12, 1925 (continued)

(7) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Working on trenches 24 - 26. We expose three more pits v [G 7000 SW 5], vi [G 7000 SW 6], vii [G 7000 SW 7], all of the same square Old Kingdom type about 220 - 240 cm deep, dug in debris and rubble lined.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The layer of rubbish 3 - 4 meters deep which lies over the rock is older than these pits. The pits belonged to small mastaba (small stone-cased, or rubble with mud plaster, or crude brick) which have been entirely destroyed. It is possible that the upper meter of debris is a late deposit; but in any case Saite-Roman burials have been made in the top meter. A number of objects of this period were found today.

Sunday, December 13, 1925
Twenty-third day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 102

Work on:
(1) G 6022, boundary stela
(2) G 6034
(3) G 6035
(4) G 6036
(5) G 6041
(6) G 6051
(7) G 6052
(8) cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied:
Line I to 8:00 am: 35, 8:30 - noon: 102, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 88
total: 225
Line II to 8:00 am: 27, 8:30 - noon: 95, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 86
total: 208
grand total: 433
three-fourths of force [541]

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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
    12/12/1925; 12/13/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 11

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.