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Monday, January 18, 1926 (continued)

(3) Street G 7000 S (continued)
was thus exposed during clearing Dynasty 4.

Saite-Roman surface
modern surface
G 7050
G I-c
trench 32
old masons debris
old rubble wall
face of G 7050 weathered to rock
old masons debris
old rubble wall

It is clear that the two "old rubble wall" are retaining walls for terraces. The fall of the rock south of G I-c make it necessary to terrace out to keep the foundations covered. The same state exists south of G 7050 and required a second terrace wall at that place.

(4) G 7000 SW (southwest), trench 32
Followed old terrace wall (exposed in trench 32 to west and east. It continues to west perhaps as far as G 7070. On east, it has been destroyed at about east line of G 7050 and eastwards. The width had not been determined at sunset (see Street G 7000 this date).

(5) G 7150
G 7150 B: Put in props to support walls and exposed full area of pit to a depth of 7 meters. Stones and dirty debris.
G 7150 C: Down, 4.45 meters. Breaking large stone.
G 7150 D: Down 3.95 meters. Stones and dirty debris.

Tuesday, January 19, 1926
Day of rest.

Sand storm from west shifting to northwest about 4 p.m. Warmer.

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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
    01/18/1926; 01/19/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 7050

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7150

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-c

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • Street G 7000

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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.