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Sunday, January 3, 1926 (continued)

(3) Isis Temple (continued)
Room B: Walls nearly destroyed but traces on west and south. A foundation of large and small stones in which thieves have dug a rough hole.

Room C: In axis of temple (i.e. opposite space between rooms of columns to west). A sort of wide corridor with an engaged (?) column at the western end of each wall (north wall, south wall). Traces of wall remain.

Room D: Entered through west wall of mastaba G 7140. In southeast corner an altar. In the debris: the torso and legs of an Old Kingdom limestone statue (one half life size), weather worn: several small fragments statuette, four fragments of limestone relief from the temple.

Room E: Working toward east in Room E encountered a later crude brick wall resting on about one meter of debris above floor of room. Just west of this wall on south side, in the debris of the room, the head and shoulders of a life-size female statue (Old Kingdom) with battered face (part of a group?). Also eight small fragments of the moldings, etc. relief and the inscriptions of the temple. Also fragments of ushabtis, amulet, etc.

Room F: South of E we uncovered the north wall of another large room. Near the east end of room E in room F is a square pit.

Room G: Extends northwards into mastaba G 7130. Lined with white limestone, sunk reliefs, colors well preserved.

Room H: Small room cut in massive wall of G 7140 and partly built. Found a limestone block which had been built in temple wall but had an Old Kingdom relief on one end. Also found hand of seated alabaster statuette.

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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
    01/03/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.