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Sunday, January 25, 1925
77th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 152
[total]: 232

Cars emptied:
Line V 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 41, 8:30 am - noon: 146, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 156
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 25, 8:30 am - noon: 110, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 130
Totals 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 66, 8:30 am - noon: 256, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 286
[line totals] Line V 343, Line VI 265, [grand total] 608

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

(1) Street G 7400 and G 7422 and G 7433
Street G 7400: east of G 7410.
Work in this street is now in three sections. One gang is clearing at about 7.30 meters north of interior chapel of G 7410 where are a number of Ptolemaic burials in surface debris and two rubble graves. A second gang is emptying a row of four pits (G 7422 A-D) in the street east of G 7410 (see plans accompanying), and a third is in the surface debris 5.25 meters, north of G 7422 C.



Of these pits G 7422 A is now being cleared. From robbers' debris came a fragment of alabaster statue base [25-1-1190] with name of [TRANSLITERATION] [Khafre] and part of an alabaster vessel [ILLUSTRATION]. G 7422 is cleared.
G 7433 C and D are now being worked in.
From the upper debris in the street came a part of a late? limestone column (base of offering stand for holding basin G.A.R.) [ILLUSTRATION], north of chapel door of G 7420. On third course of mastaba G 7410 west of G 7422 C is red line described as three ells above Nfr-zero.

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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
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 9

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.

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.