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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 26, 1925.
Eight day of work.

Thanksgiving day. South wind came up in the night and by 9 a.m. was blowing hard and cold with some flying sand. Mrs. Reisner, Mary and I went in to American picnic dinner at Y.M.C.A. sport grounds Gezira. Between two hundred (200) and three hundred (300) present.

Workmen:
Quftis: 100

Work on:
(1) G 6010 A
(2) G 6020 A
(3) G 6020 room d
(4) G 6030 pit A
(5) G 6040 north side
(6) G 6050 east face
(7) G 6014 pits

(1) G 6010
G 6010 A: Greenlees planned and removed the fragments of the floor of G 6010 A (on mason's debris). The layer of small bones (bat?) on this floor was about 2 cm[???] deep and under this was about 3 cm of bones and limestone chips mixed. Under this layer was the original floor - rock with depression filled with mason's debris. The objects were mostly in this layer of bones and chip. The alabaster table-top (circular) is now complete but the stem-foot is missing. The alabaster headrest lacks the stem [ILLUSTRATION]. There are twenty two model alabasters, one jar [ILLUSTRATION] and the rest saucers. There are seventeen plus copper models - adze, chisel, drill, etc. A wooden model of axe? [ILLUSTRATION]
A plaster ear and a plaster beard [ILLUSTRATION] from mummy. On the rock floor of doorway are the remains of the original door block so that the part of a block previously observed was secondary (thieves?).

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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
    11/26/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.