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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, March 25, 1926
One hundred and eighth day of work.

Heard last night from Junker that Benedite died yesterday at Luxor.
Fine weather.

Workmen:
ninety-five (95)

Work on:
(1) street G 7100
(2) pit G 7140 Z [= G 7135]
(3) south of G 7140
(4) G 7142
(5) south of G 7240
(6) G 7000 X

Cars emptied:
Line VII to 8:00 am: 78, 8:30 to noon: 180, 1:00 to 5:00 pm: 150
total: 408

(1) Street G 7100 S
Work continued on pit G 7140 Z [= G 7135].
Continued clearance of debris from the south end of the street to the southern extremities of mastabas G 7140 and G 7240. For description of debris see Wednesday, March 24, 1926.

(2) G 7140 [G 7135]
G 7140 Z [= G 7135]: Down 13.6 meters.
Continued clearance of debris from the chamber and from the further descent of the pit. Pit broken through into G 7140 C in the northeast corner.

(3) G 7140
Clearing the southern face of mastaba G 7140, revealing the casing stones, and clearing debris. Debris in three layers, as in street G 7100 S, debris of sebbakheem, limestone chips and sand.

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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
    03/25/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Georges Bénédite (Georges Aaron), French, 1857–1926
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Georges Bénédite (Georges Aaron)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1857–1926
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.