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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, February 28, 1925
108th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 94
[total]: 179

Cars emptied:
Line V 6:30 am - 8:00 am: __, 8:30 am - noon: __, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: 60
Line VI 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - noon: 159, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: 92
totals 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - noon: 159, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 152
[grand totals] Line V 60, Line VI 311, totals 371

work on:
(1) Street G 7200
(2) Street G 7300
(3) Street G 7400
(4) Street G 7500
(5) G 7510
(6) G 7000 X

[margin note] Said 6) G 7509 E, 7) G 7509 G, 8) G 7510, 9) G 7523 A, 18) G 7523 B, 11) G 7523 Y, 12) G 7620 O, 13) 7710 B

(1) Street G 7200
A small party of men are engaged in breaking up the fallen blocks of limestone littering this street.

(2) Street G 7300
A party of men are breaking up and clearing away fallen blocks of limestone in this street.

(3) Street G 7400
The long Roman graves G 7410 R - W having been mapped this morning were being cleared away during the afternoon.

(4) Street G 7500
The men ceased work in the surface of this street today. Clearing in the pits and chambers however continues. A curious cutting round a great square patch of rock within the northernmost crude brick mastaba has been found.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7509 E: Clearing chambers. Still dirty sand.
G 7509 Q: Clearing chambers. Dirty sand mixed with bones.
G 7523 A: Clearing chamber on west.
G 7523 B: Pit clear. 730 deep. Chamber on south.
G 7620 O: Clearing chambers.
[G 7509 T]: Sloping passage to south (nearly opposite north end of G 7510). Clearing chamber on south. Several fine Ptolemaic pots.
"Pit next to former on northeast" [G 7509 U]: Opened yesterday. Down 555 cm in dirty sand and bones.

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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
    02/28/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 11

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.