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Monday, February 8, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7050
Clearing away heap of rubbish over north end of mastaba G 7050. About level with top of west wall came into clean original mastaba filling, and proceeded to explore this for pit A. The other two G 7060 and G 7070 have each two pits.
G 7050 B: In the afternoon began the emptying of G 7050 B which is filled with the very dirty sand and dust of pits opened in the Saite-Ptolemaic. Down 2.2 meters.

(4) G 7060
Cut into north end of G 7060 and came on pit A. This is smaller than B and lined with small stones while B is lined with massive blocks. The lining partly destroyed on north and the pit has been emptied by plunderers but in ancient times. Down 50 cm.

(5) G 7073
G 7073 A: Depth 3.4 meters. Original filling. Chamber on west. Door block of three stones, in place.
G 7073 C: Depth 1.7 meters. Cleared chamber, no objects.

Tuesday, February 9, 1926
Day of rest.

Dunham tried a solution of celluloid in amyl-acetate and acetone on fibers. Afternoon cut up by visitors at the camp.

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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
    02/08/1926; 02/09/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7050

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7073

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 2

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.