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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, April 2, 1925

work on:
(1) G 7510 X
(2) G 7511 A

(1) G 7510
G 7510 X: At the bottom of this pit, which contained a great mass of broken late bodies and a number of late beads, was found at the west a long passage at first taken for a room but now seen to run for a great distance under the mastaba G 7510. The men are now at work clearing this passage.

(2) G 7511
G 7511 A: One of the rock graves in the floor of the western chamber, higher level, in this pit has now been cleared of surface debris and is found, from head at east to shins, to be filled with a mass of Saitic ushabtis of blue glaze. The tibia and fibula of the left leg (?) stick up through this mass, which seems to be at least three layers deep in places.
One of the inscribed ushabtis [25-4-1], where there seem to be many, bears an inscription which seems to read:

[GLYPHS] [Djedhor]

Mr. Lindon Smith began the full face view of Ankhaf this afternoon.
A fierce dust storm rose suddenly at 11:40 a.m. and continued to blow all the afternoon. Work in the field speedily became impossible and was abandoned. The wind rose again, new from north at 5 p.m. and raged all the evening.

Over the page will be found a summary of excavation during the season now practically closed. This may at some future time be found useful for reference.

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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
    04/02/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Ankh-haf (G 7510)
    Djedhor (in G 7511)
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7511

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf (G 7510)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7510. Husband of Hetepheres.
  • Djedhor (in G 7511)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Set of 13 ushabtis (one from 25-4-1 = MFA 25.3354, twelve from 25-6-72 = MFA 25.3348 – MFA 25.3353, MFA 25.3355 – MFA 25.3360) inscribed for Djedhor; found in G 7511 A.

Modern People

  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.