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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, February 25, 1926 (continued)

(2) Street G 7000 S and G 7152
Reached the corner (southwest corner) of G 7152. The back wall is built on hard reddish stratum (geological) and is a meter or more higher at foot than the east wall.
Turned east along south side of G 7152.

(3) G 7152
Having exposed west wall of G 7152 in clearing street G 7000 S, began clearing south of G 7152. The ground has been worked over by sebbakheem.
Rubble wall is appearing parallel to G 7152 end.

Friday, February 26, 1926.
Eighty-fifth day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 78

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X (no work)
(2) G 7152
(3) G 7154

Cars emptied, see end

(1) G 7000 X
Dows Dunham and Husein (the engineer) took the day off and no work was done on G 7000 X.

(2) G 7152
Clearing east over G 7154 exposed south wall of G 7152.
[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7154
G 7154 lies south of G 7152. The front wall is of small blocks of stone. The front of G 7154 appears another later mastaba (G 7155) of rubble. The space between was filled with rubbish and there are several plundered pits of the late period. The late pits and the modern sebbakh digging have obscured the order of the older walls and the area is not yet fully excavated.

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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
    02/25/1926; 02/26/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Husein

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Husein

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Engineer living in the camp