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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 24, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7400 and G 7421
Street G 7400: east of G 7410 and G 7420.
Work is proceeding in the street on the west side opposite G 7410 and across the whole street at about 15 meters north of the exterior chapel of G 7420. The late pit G 7421 X has now been cleared.

(2) Street G 7500
Street G 7500: east of G 7510.
The east face of the great mastaba G 7510 is now being cleared from the north corner southwards, a railhead for Line VI being established here, as shown in the plan below.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) Street G 7800
The area hitherto known as street G 7800 is now divided up to mastabas G 7801 to G 7809 and rock-cut tombs G 7810 to G 7812. See plan on next page.

(4) G 7510
The men are searching the south end of this mastaba for pits.

(5) G 7112
G 7112 A: This burial has now been photographed and drawn. The body seems that of a young adult female, the occipital region of the skull bears a large malformation or swelling. A bronze spatula and great numbers of disc and cylinder beads of glaze were found beside much gold foil some of it impressed with designs.

(6) G 7215
G 7215 A: There is no northern chamber.
G 7215 I: Male body, much flesh preserved. Only a wooden headrest [GLYPHS] (on base of headrest) [25-1-116, inscribed for Nebenheb(?)]
G 7215 Y: A lower chamber below the empty one on page 203 was opened today and therein was found a confused body tightly crushed in.

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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
    01/24/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Nebenheb(?) (in G 7215)

Tombs and Monuments 12

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Nebenheb(?) (in G 7215)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wood headrest (25-1-1166) inscribed on base for Nebenheb(?) (inscription damaged); found in G 7215 shaft I.

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.