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(1) Street G 7100 and G 7110-7120, G 7121
Street G 7100, front of G 7120, G 7121, and G 7110 (south end).
Swept floor of chapel of G 7120. The exact width of rooms b and c is now clear from the construction lines on the floor.

[ILLUSTRATION] (see page 107)

The northern recess opposite joint between G 7110 and G 7121 was cleared out and proves to have been a chapel similar to G 7120 room a.
Continued cutting out debris in part between the two chapels. Usual Ptolemaic objects in upper debris but from top of casing as now preserved to floor of street the debris is mainly drift-sand but mixed with great casing blocks and limestone rubbish. The street appears to have been fairly clear when the roof of the portico was thrown down in front. The blocks rest on 10-30 cm of sand.
Late in the afternoon (4 p.m.), the room became crowded as the lower depth was reached and put gang on upper north of G 7110 chapel.

(2) Street G 7200
[In front of G 7220.] Continued clearing [ARROW] north. The great blocks of stone in sand prove to be all casing blocks thrown down on about 50 cm of drift-sand. Drift-sand to top of casing as preserved. Ptolemaic objects in upper debris.

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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
    12/28/1924
  • 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.