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GIZA: 1925-1926: II

1925
Saturday, December 19, 1925. Continued from Book I.

(7) G 6050
G 6050 A: Work proceeded very slowly owing to the large stones which it was necessary to break up and remove. Down 12.2 meters. The debris is now limestone rubbish perhaps original filling for in the southwest corner a shaft (thieves hole) filled with clean drift sand goes down and marks the descent of the thieves who thus avoided clearing the whole area of the pit.

(8) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued with the trenches 29 and 32.
For trench 29, late graves XXII [G 7000 SW 22] and XXIII [G 7000 SW 23] were finished.
In trench 32, exposed a wall leading up from south towards Pyramid G I-c and the mastabas and this is as rock. It is apparently a plane for bringing up stones. Following it looking north and looking south.

Sunday, December 20, 1925
29th day of work.

Wind, still from west this morning and weather cloudy and threatening rain.

Workmen:
Quftis: 98

Work on:
(1) G 6042, north side
(2) G 6043
(3) G 6044
(4) G 6050 A
(5) G 6040 main causeway, western part
(6) G 6040 main causeway, eastern part
(7) Cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied on Line III (see (6) above)
to 8:00 am: 11 (preparing railroad line)
8:30 to noon: 111, 1:30 to 4:30 pm 100 (getting deeper in sand causing deepening left)
total: 222
about one-half gang 444

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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
    12/19/1925; 12/20/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

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.