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Friday, March 6, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7000
A party of men is breaking up and removing the boulders strewn over the temple floor of G I-a.

(2) Street G 7100
Clearing the north end of street of debris and dumping into pits G 7111 D and E.

(3) Avenue G 0
Clearing debris over the facade of G 7102, and to the north of G 7214 F. Several new tombs were found yesterday and today.
G 7215 D2: A rock cut tomb chamber adjoining that hitherto known as G 7215 D and now as D1. This has now been cleared. Men are now clearing out G 7215 D1.
[G 7215 D2 is a small chamberless pit over G 7215 D.]

(4) Street G 7500
G 7522 X: Clearing western chamber. Robbers' debris.
G 7710 A: Clearing pit.
G 7710 B: Clearing chamber. Black debris. A number of quartzite or alabaster offering vessels are part of a fine alabaster headrest came from pit A during the last two days, also most of a table top.

(5) Tops of mastabas
Work on top of G 7210 this morning.

(6) G 7000 X
From about 2200 cm downwards came great masses of Dynasty 4 pottery, of many kinds of ware and form. One basin with flat bottom and three or four squat legs, one very coarse red ware [ILLUSTRATION] and several with fine purple polish.
From about 2250 cm came about a dozen fragments of limestone coffin lid(?)

[ILLUSTRATION]

Between 2200 and 2450 came seven or eight curious limestone objects, varying in size but constant in form to the sketch overleaf. Two of these had [GLYPHS] scratched on upper surface, two had [GLYPHS] and one had [GLYPHS] and one [GLYPHS]. The round holes in the top

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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
    03/06/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 13

Photos 1

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.