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Friday, January 23, 1925 (continued)

(3) Street G 7400 and G 7420 (continued)
The exterior chapel of G 7420 is now clear. A plan is given herewith, to scale of 1:100. The whole is paved with a stone flooring.


Several unfinished spouted limestone bowls were found in and slightly to the south of this chapel in the lower debris.

(4) Street G 7800
Work in this area continues to reveal a complex of poor graves and several mastabas. In G 7801 was found the painted head and bust of a fine Old Kingdom private statuette. Still no planning is advisable till tomorrow.

(5) G 7510
The men are now searching to north and south of pit B for a second pit.
Rowe and I descended pit B and entered chamber. Here the rough surface rock has been fairly dressed and then lined with close-fitting blocks of limestone masonry. The roof is cracked owing to the poor character of the rock and the great weight above it. The masonry blocks bear ell-level marks on the east and west walls in red paint. Two bear also mason's inscriptions.
a) third block from east: fifth course: south wall
b) second block from west: fifth course: north wall

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  • 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
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

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  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.