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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, February 21, 1925
101st day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 109
[total]: 194

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 80, 8:30 am - noon: 255, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm: 284
[total] 619

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) Avenue G 0 [G 7000 X // GAR]
(3) G 7102 C

(1) Street G 7500
Towards the evening the most of the men were clearing the Saitico-Ptolemaic debris from the surface east of "G 7610." In a yet-unnumbered pit [G 7610 W] east of the inscribed stone of [TRANSLITERATION] [Nihetep-ptah, G 7521] the depth of 10 meters has been reached in disturbed debris. There are chambers on south, east and west. A pit east of this is 185 cm deep and has no chamber. It is now cleared. Further progress is:
G 7508 C: Clearing pit. Down 750 cm. Disturbed debris.
G 7508 E: Cleared. About 200 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7509 B: Down 710 cm.
G 7510 G: Still clearing chambers through G 7641 D.
G 7518 A: Cleared. 530 cm deep. Chamber on west.
G 7519 A: Pit clear. 315 cm deep. Dirty debris from chamber on west.
G 7620 A: Pit clear. 1080 cm deep. Chamber on north.
G 7620 O: Down 600 in pit.
G 7620 R: Pit clear. 985 cm deep. Chambers open on east and south and one on north partially blocked by later people.
G 7620 W: Cleared.
G 7620 X: Pit clear. 1125 cm deep. Dirty debris from chamber.

(2) Avenue G 0: in cement block of G 7000 X
In the morning the first course was removed and a second and similar course was found, well cemented [= plastered // GAR] together. This was photographed (as with all courses) before and after removing the cement [= plaster //GAR] and drawn in section and in plan. The second course being removed it became clear that there was at least one rock step at the north leading down into the cutting. The third course was quite similar to the first two.
In the afternoon this course also was removed and it was found that there was a half-course at the south similar to the other layers of cement [= plastered // GAR] bocks. The north part of the 4th course could be

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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
    02/21/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Nihetep-ptah Hepi (G 7521)
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 12

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Nihetep-ptah Hepi (G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7521. Nihetep-ptah, [rn=f nfr] his good name Hepi. South false door (including displaced fitting fragment of tablet 25-2-1003) inscribed for Nihetep-ptah Hepi, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA sHD pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, inspector of the Great House; false door in situ in G 7521, fragment found displaced in G 7521 A. Also appears in chapel relief, entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b), east door jamb; in situ in G 7521. Limestone drum lintel (25-2-1036) inscribed for Nihetep-ptah Hepi, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found displaced in G 7521 A.

Modern People

  • 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.