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Monday, February 9, 1925 (continued)

(2) G 7430
Still clearing the rooms at bottom of pit C and the pits leading from the chamber at the north. Each of these has several rooms. These pits have been named G 7430 C a (on east) and G 7430 C b (on west).

Wednesday, February 11, 1925
92nd day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 126
[total]: 211

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 68, 8:30 am - noon: 228, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 235
[total] 531

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7430

(1) Street G 7500
Here excavation has laid bare the width of the wall east and north of room III in G 7510 exterior chapel. A large complex of pits and brick mastabas has been exposed to the north of this chapel, a sketch plan of which will be found on page 234.

G 7511 is a stone mastaba laid askew on the eastern wall of room II. It has one pit A cut in the rock. This is now being completely cleared. It contains clear sand and the depth of 8 meters has been reached. Chamber on west open.

G 7512 is a large crude brick mastaba laid north-south parallel to and near the face of G 7510. It has an interior chapel with a niche and at least two limestone stelae (?? Dynasty 5) behind which is a row of at least five pits (B, C, D, F, G). An intrusive pit X has been sunk at a late date [Ptolemaic-Roman] opposite to and blocking the door. G 7510 P also breaks through this mastaba.
Pit G 7512 B: Clearing pit. Robbers' debris. Down 250. Chamber E
Pit G 7512 C: Clearing pit. Robbers' debris. Down 200. Chamber E
Pit G 7512 D: Clearing pit. Robbers' debris. Down 205. Chamber E
Pit G 7512 E: Cleared. Robbers' debris. Down 400. Chamber E
Pit G 7512 F: Cleared. Robbers' debris. Chamber W
Pit G 7512 G: Cleared. Robbers' debris. Chamber E

G 7513 is the name given to a group of pits to the east. All are cleared save F (blocked chamber east) and B (grave roofed with slabs).

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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
  • Display Page Dates
    02/09/1925; 02/10/1925; 02/11/1925
  • 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.