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Saturday, February 14, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500 (continued)


The pit described on page 236 as "Pit west of G 7637" is now to be known as G 7640 A. That on page 238 as "Pit west of shallow "bath-shaped graves(?)" is now G 7639 C. These "bath-shaped graves(?)" have now been numbered G 7637 Y and G 7637 Z, Y being that on the north. Several new pits have been found underneath G 7632 and G 7633 and have received numbers.

In detail work on the pits is as follows:
G 7510 M: Clearing pit. Down 200 cm. Clear sand and pit fragments.
G 7510 Q: Beads and two Saite-Ptolemaic pots from western chamber. Dirty debris.
G 7510 Y: The skulls of three southern bodies had been displaced.
Their height from ceiling was 72 cm. Beneath them is a rock cut grave containing two bodies, heads east, covered by five large limestone slabs. In north recess was found a roughly made Ptolemaic-Roman limestone anthropoid coffin, empty, the floor of which formed roof of a second similar coffin containing a body, head east. The upper coffin is constructed of five separate stones.
G 7511 A: Clearing fifth chamber. Dirty sand. Many plain and crude Ptolemaic ushabtis are coming up.
G 7513 F: Shallow pit with chamber on north roofed with slabs which have been torn away. Both are now cleared.
G 7632 A: Clearing pit. Down 335. Many fragments of broken pottery.
G 7632 B: E. Shallow pits. Slab-roofed chambers, cleared.
G 7632 D: Cleared.
G 7632 C: Clearing pit. Down 60.
G 7633 B: Cleared pit. Deep 200. Chamber [at] west open.
G 7635 Clean limestone chips came from the floor of this pit at 10.10 meters. These probably were from the block as they extended into the entrance of the chamber which was found open. Dirty debris is coming from this chamber (on South). Limestone offering slab (early) and fragments of fine white Old Kingdom limestone coffin [ILLUSTRATION] etc. come from the lower meters of the pit and chamber.
G 7637 A: Clearing pit. Down 630. Robbers' debris.

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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
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7511

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7513

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7632

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7633

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7635

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7637

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7639

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7640

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Street G 7500

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 1

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.