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Sunday, January 31, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X
Stewart worked all day on painting chamber.

(2) Avenue G 4
The greater part of the gang was clearing away debris in Avenue G 4. Nearly finished second third of avenue, the eastern third to the bottom of the black debris which contains Saite-Ptolemaic objects.
[ILLUSTRATION]
debris of decay
limestone chips from destruction of casing
black debris
unexcavated
G I-c

(3) Pyramid G I-c
Uncovering eastern third of south face of G I-c. The casing is preserved to a height of three courses. The face is badly weathered in several streaks one of which is low down.

(4) G 7152
G 7152 A: Down 11.75 meters. Still dirty sand and dust with some broken stones.

Monday, February 1, 1926
66th day of work

Variable light winds. Partly clouded.

Workmen:
Quftis: 91

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Avenue G 4
(3) G I-c pyramid
(4) G 7152 A

Cars emptied:
Line IV: to 8:00 am: 5, 8:30 to noon: 10, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 12
Line V: to 8:00 am: 52, 8:30 to noon: 111, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 146
totals: to 8:00 am: 57, 8:30 to noon: 121, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 158
line totals: Line IV 27, Live V 309, Total 336

(1) G 7000 X
Mr. W.A. Stewart worked all day on his painting of tomb. Nearly finished at sunset.
*A3681

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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
    01/31/1926; 02/01/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    W. A. Stewart

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • Avenue G 4

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7152

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-c

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • W. A. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks conservator who assisted with objects from G 7000 X, Hetepheres, at Harvard Camp, Giza