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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, January 26, 1925 (continued)

(5) G 7801 - G 7812 (continued)
Other progress in this area may be summarized thus:
G 7801 A, C, D: cleared; chamber on west; already open.
G 7802 A: no true pit.
G 7802 B, D: clearing pits; robbers' debris.
G 7802 E: cleared; chamber on west.
G 7803 B: cleared; chamber on west.
G 7803 C: clearing pit; robbers' debris.
G 7810: cleared.
G 7811: cleared.
G 7812: The rooms along the north westward tunnel are going to be abandoned as they entail fruitless work which is not likely to produce results. All are confused before breaks through of late date.

No objects have been found in position in this area.

Tuesday, January 27, 1925
no work

Another bitterly cold wind from northeast with clouds of dust blew today.

Wednesday, January 28, 1925
79th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 144
[total]: 229

Cars emptied:
Line V 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 25, 8:30 am - noon: 75, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 90
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 40, 8:30 am - noon: 154, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 208
Line VII 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 12, 8:30 am - noon: 46, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 41
Totals 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 77, 8:30 am - noon: 275, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 339
[line totals] Line V 190, Line VI 402, Line VII 99, [grand total] 691

Work on:
(1) Street G 7400: east of G 7410
(2) Street G 7500: east of G 7510
(3) Avenue G 2 east: south of G 7510
(4) G 7510
(5) G 7111
(6) G 7801 - G 7812

(1) Street G 7400 and G 7410
Street G 7400: east of G 7410.
Now clearing exterior and interior chapels of G 7410, and east side of street 6 meters north of chapel. Here is a long Ptolemaic stone grave filled with decayed burials. Not yet clear enough for planning.

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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
    01/26/1925; 01/27/1925; 01/28/1925
  • 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.