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Monday, December 29, 1924 (continued)

(2) Street G 7200 and G 7210-7220, G 7221
Street G 7200, front of G 7220 and chapel of G 7210. Continued clearing front of G 7220. The debris is as before - disturbed debris above destroyed casing and drift sand with casing blocks below.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7220 also has a niche at north end, really in front of G 7221. The two twin mastabas are alike in having two chapels and a secondary niche (probably two). The northern chapel was probably for the wife.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Limestone casing is core construction throughout.
G 7210 A was never made at all.
G 7210 B and north chapel were probably used for wife.
G 7221 A was unfinished.
G 7220 A and south chapel were for the man.
G 7220 B was unused.
Originally, G 7210 and G 7220 were intended to be two separate mastabas each with two pits A for wife and B for man.
As the work became crowded, threw off a gang to begin G 7210 and G 7220 northern chapel and disclosed the base of the offering inside in chapel (rest destroyed). Ptolemaic objects in upper debris.

(3) Street G 7300.
Pushed railway line IV to north end of G 7320 and stopped using the line for excavating pits G 7410 B and G 7420 A.

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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
    12/29/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.