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Wednesday, November 12, 1924
Eleventh day of work.

Quftis: 86
locals: 57 (eighty-two applicants)
Total: 143

Work on:
(1) G I-b, north of temple and on north side of pyramid, [street G 7000]
(2) G 7120 back, [avenue G 1, G I-b, north face]
(3) G 7131 chamber, [street G 7000, back of G 7120]
(4) railroad embankment, [street G 7000]

(1) G I-b north of temple and north of pyramid
Cleared debris of decay away and surface debris to near line of north side of pyramid, in street. Then turned west along north wall of pyramid and began working out the debris of decay north of pyramid. Found in black debris in street usual Ptolemaic-Roman fragments and a few of Dynasty 4, a fragment of a royal diorite statue (from belt and tops of pleated skirt), fragment alabaster dish [ILLUSTRATION].

(2) G 7120
Continued clearing back of G 7120 east of railroad.

(3) G 7131
Photographed debris in chamber yesterday and today began clearing chamber, half full of black debris and stones.

(4) Railroad embankment
Shifted loading switch another 10 meters to north and had a gang on removing the old embankment and another following them on the underlying debris.

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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 4

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.