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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, February 7, 1926
71st day of work.

Disagreeable storm from west-southwest.

Workmen:
Quftis: 91

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Avenue G 4
(3) G 7060
(4) G 7070
(5) G 7071
(6) G 7073

Cars emptied:
Line V to 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 to noon: 130, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 150
Total: 328

(1) G 7000 X
Removed objects [Nos.] 12, 16 - 29 in the morning.
The two potsherds 16, 17 are fragments apparently of the same basin found in course 1 of pit.
All the others are gold leaf stripped from objects of uncertain material (probably wood). But no trace of decayed wood was to be detected.
No. 18: From a rectangular bar ribbed with cross lines in relief.
[ILLUSTRATION] (34 x 5.8 x 2 cm)
Nos. 20a, 24: Complete sheet of gold leaf a segment of gilding of a capital (papyrus)
[ILLUSTRATION]
p.m. Nos 32, 33, 35 + 38, 38 were like 20a
Nos 22 + 23: [ILLUSTRATION]
The object was gilded before fitting together and the gold has been forced into slot by dowel.
No 26: From hollow cornice
[ILLUSTRATION]
No 29: Complete sheet from a broad circular rim
[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    02/07/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • Avenue G 4

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7071

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7073

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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.