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Friday, February 27, 1925 (continued)

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7510
(3) G 7000 X
(4) G 7809 C

(1) Street G 7500
The men are now clearing the corner of a new mastaba 320 north of G 7523. This is crude brick lined with rubble. They are also exposing the northwest corner of the latter mastaba and removing the surface debris west of G 7620 K and east of G 7523 whence came a fine set of ring beads, various colors. There are a number of new pits which will be planned and named later.

G 7509 E: Poor blue glaze ushabti from western chamber came in a deposit of clean sand.
G 7509 Q: Deep 800 cm in clean sand. Chambers one on west, and one on east leading into another pit.
G 7523 B: Down 700 in dirty robbers' debris.
G 7523 C [= Y]: (northwest of B). Down 160 in dirty debris containing human bones from a late burial.
G 7610 W: Filthy debris mixed with shards etc. and mud is coming from the chamber on the east.
G 7620 H: Clearing pit. Down 100 in dirty sand.
G 7620 O: Clearing chamber.
G 7710 A: Pit cleared. 640 deep.
G 7710 B: Pit now cleared. 560 deep. Chamber on east.
"Pit 2 meters northeast of G 7610 R" [G 7523 V]: Down 370.
"Pit north of G 7522" [G 7509 R]: Pit clear, 670 deep. Dirty sand in chamber on west.
"Pit north of the previous" [G 7509 S]: Down 200 in dirty sand.
"Pit northeast of G 7610 X" [G 7610 N]: Pit clear. 480 deep. Chamber on east.
"Pit west of G 7523 C" [G 7509 V]: Now being opened. Mouth filled with dirty debris.

(2) G 7510
The clearing upon the top of this mastaba continues near the interior chapel, so far without result.

(3) G 7000 X
At about 7 a.m. the cement [= plaster // GAR] was removed from this doorblock and photos were again taken. After having been drawn the block was removed. A small offering chapel was found on the floor of which were lying two pots [ILLUSTRATION] of light reddish brown ware, one with buff slip and one with pinkish slip. One of these, that to the west was seen at

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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
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  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

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  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.