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Wednesday, December 3, 1924 (continued)

may be excavated by building a retaining wall along public path and filling in with debris [rubbish].

Quftis: 85
locals: 119
Total: 204

Carts dumped:
Line I: 630
Line II: 27
Total: 657

Work on:
(1) G I-a, north side, [avenue G 0]
(2) Street G 7110 etc.
(3) G 7110 pit B
(4) G 7101

(1) Avenue G 0
G I-a, north side. Continued clearing north of G-Ia.

(2) Street G 7110 etc.
Began laying new line to empty street front of G 7110, G 7120, etc. [ILLUSTRATION] Cutting a path about 2 meters above rock at (1) estimated to pass over all construction in street. Constructing embankment by dumping from carts in rails, taking the earth from the railroad cut. The surface debris is in lumps and hollows as left by thieves. At sunset had reached south end of G 7110.

(3) G 7110
G 7110 B: Now dumping debris into cart of new railroad line (Line II).
At sunset reached top of entrance to chamber at a depth of 13 meters from top of mastaba. The debris has become a little cleaner but is not the original filling.

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.