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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 12, 1924 (continued)

(2) G 7110
Rowe having measured up G 7110 B, we opened up G 7110 A and began dumping from A to B.

(3) G 7120
G 7120 A: Down 11 meters in G 7120 A.

(4) G 7130
Pit G 7130 A was opened and found to contain debris dumped in by modern thieves. The dirty dust contained small object of late date and a few older fragments (alabaster headdress, granite bowl, etc.).
Work was also begun on the front of mastaba G 7130 clearing the dump heaps of thieves away as far as the chapel in the street. This earth gives out on line II (street G 7100).

(5) G 7220
G 7220 A: Opened pit A in G 7220. Down 4 meters. Has been plundered: but all fragments found (fragments of diorite statuettes, a pottery model offering dish, fragment of copper dish) are of Old Kingdom or even Dynasty 4).

(6) Railroad line III in street G 7200
Began railroad line III at level of top of debris south of street G 7200 and proceeded to drive line [ARROW] south through heaps of surface debris left by illicit excavators in this street.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    12/12/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.