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Friday, December 25, 1925
33rd day of work.

Christmas day.

Quftis: 98

Work on:
(1) Avenue G 3 between G I-b and G I-c
(2) cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied on line IV
to 8:00 a.m.--62
8:30-noon--138 (breaking large stones)
1:00-4:30 p.m.--178
Gang of 80 men.

(1) Avenue G 3
Between G I-b and G I-c. Continued excavating surface debris and Saite-Ptolemaic debris to about one meter of rock in Avenue G 3 working westwards and reached a line near the middle of the Pyramids. The Saite-Ptolemaic debris is as usual very dirty, and dark colored with stones, potsherds, broken bricks, ashes, etc. Also a number of objects of both Old Kingdom and late periods.
The most notable fragment was a segment of the leg (above knees) of a life-size alabaster statue.
In the surface debris were several large weathered blocks of nummulitic limestone from the cores of the pyramid.

(2) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued trench 34 westwards across the construction plane searching for the western retaining wall of that plane. The rock rises gently toward west-northwest. In the surface debris were a number of Saite-Ptolemaic objects and fragments.

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.