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Thursday January 28, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X
Removed fourth course of pit blocking counting from below and exposed third course. Photographed by Mohammedani and Dunham drew scale plan of third course. (B)5875 Removed third course and exposed second course. Mohammedani took photograph (B)5876 and Dunham drew scale plan of second course.
Just inside the door block is a rock-cut pit (secondary) filled with clean limestone chips. As already noted, this filling had settled to a depth of 20 - 30 cm carrying with it some fragments of objects. The stones of the door block marked x above in the first and second courses from the bottom have also dropped down owing to this same settling of the debris in the rock-cut pit which is thus shown to run under the pit-blocking.
Mr. Stewart came out and agreed to make a watercolor picture of the chamber. The work will be held up a day or two while this is being done.

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Carrying out the R.R. embankment west of G 7152 and the underlying shallow surface debris.

(3) G 7152
Cleared Saite level in front of south part of G 7152. Cleared out offering room and serdab. The offering room appears to have been reused in the Saite period for a burial. Recently thieves have attempted to break out reliefs in the west wall, about 10-20 years ago.
Also examined top of mastaba and opened


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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
    W. A. Stewart

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • W. A. Stewart

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Conservator who assisted with objects from G 7000 X, Hetepheres, at Harvard Camp, Giza.