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Saturday, January 9, 1926 (continued)

(2) Isis Temple (continued)
The southern wall of the Isis Temple is not yet clearly defined. The area immediately south of rooms Q - R is occupied by a number of closed masonry burial boxes and rooms S, T, seem to be cells made to take some of the burial boxes. The burial in S may be a pit as it is not clear. In T is a plundered burial box and west of T are the similar boxes G 7011 D, E, F. Isolated to the south near the face of the pyramid lies the burial box G 7011 G.
This area west of the railroad IV towards the pyramid has been dug over by sebbakheem and is littered with sebbahkeem siftings.
East of railroad IV to the back of G 7140, the sebbakheem]end u] have again dug holes and left heaps of siftings. Here we appear to be beyond the temple of Isis.
The temple of Isis in its later period was certainly the nucleus of a cemetery.

(3) Street G 7000 S (south)
South of Isis Temple. Passed today beyond the Isis Temple and engaged in clearing the two sides of the railroad IV as far as G I-c east face west of the line and G 7140 east face, east of the line. Removing surface debris - sebahk siftings, etc.

(4) Pits in Isis Temple
Burial box G 7011 C: Examined the hand washed debris of decay inside Small body on debris. Decayed wood. Ushabtis scattered on floor. Four small limestone canopic jars at west end in a row.

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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
    01/09/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.