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Monday, March 9, 1925 (continued)

(2) Avenue G 0
While clearing the rock face east of G 7215 E a rock cut slot, roughly pointing southwards [ILLUSTRATION] was unearthed. This in shape resembles the prow of the boat of G I-a but it will not be cleared this season. It lies near G 7215 D2.
Some clearing is also being done to the north-west of the court of G 7102 nearly due north of the serdab, and also to the north of G 7215 C.

A house was constructed by our men for the soldiers to the north of the Khufu Causeway, the materials used being fragments of the boulders broken up in the various streets.

(3) G 7000 X
A longer inspection of the chamber than had previously been possible this morning made a rough preliminary sketch of a few outstanding features desirable. This is given herewith.

[ILLUSTRATION]

A rough and no-scale elevation of the west and east walls is also given.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The upper north segment of the west wall has undoubtedly been blocked with squared stones mortared, the work resembles that in the filling of the main pit. The deep (?) "pit cutting" across the north end of the floor is mainly filled it seems with debris, upon which reset some fragments of thick gold plating from furniture. At the west end at least there are rough boulders and fragments of pottery containing mortar. These often lie on top of the gold foil although they (the blocks) can hardly have fallen from the ceiling, which is plane-faced.

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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
    03/09/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.