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Thursday, January 29, 1925 (continued)

(3) Avenue G 2 east
Railhead now advanced to opposite end of mastaba G 7510. Still clearing Saitico-Ptolemaic debris.

(4) G 7510
Clearing the pit described yesterday. This now seems almost certainly an intrusive burial in the mastaba core.

(5) G 7111
Pit G 7111 E: is now clear.

Friday, January 30, 1925
81st day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 135
[total]: 220

Cars emptied:
Line V 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 34, 8:30 am - noon: 115, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 114
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 54, 8:30 am - noon: 201, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 254
Line VII 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 21, 8:30 am - noon: 59, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 54
Totals 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 109, 8:30 am - noon: 375, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 422
[line totals] Line V 263, Line VI 509, Line VII 134, [grand total] 906

Work on:
(1) Street G 7400: east of G 7410
(2) Street G 7500: east of G 7510
(3) Avenue G 0 east
(4) Avenue G 2 east
(5) G 7510

(1) Street G 7400 and G 7422
Street G 7400: east of G 7410.
Now clearing end of street at north. Here several long stone graves of late date have been found. In G 7422 D the depth of 720 cm has been reached and a chamber found at south whose block has been forced.

(2) Street G 7500
Street G 7500: east of G 7510.
Work has now advanced to 3400 cm south of south wall of crude brick chapel. No new developments are to be reported.

(3) Avenue G 0 east
After reaching the north end of street G 7400 the men have turned eastwards along Avenue G 0 and are now beginning to clear north side of G 7510.

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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
    01/29/1925; 01/30/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 8

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.