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Sunday, December 6, 1925 (continued)

(8) G 6031
Small rubble mastaba, next on north of G 6040 mastaba.
G 6031 A: Rubble lined: Down 4 meters: Sand
G 6031 B: Rubble lined: Burial receptacle cut in rock in bottom of pit: Depth 2 meters.


(9) G 6032
Small mastaba south of G 6031: cased rubble.

(10) G 6033
Small rubble mastaba east of G 6031: three pits visible.

(11) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued trenches. No. 20 is in very deep debris and at the northeast end came on the back of a small stone mastaba apparently the most southerly of a row.

(12) G 7410 (G 7421)
The pit mentioned yesterday ends at rock and is like the false-pit G 7121, that is, it is built between G 7410 and G 7420.

Monday, December 7, 1925
Eighteenth day of work.

Dunham came over from Me'adi and together we met Mr. Leake of the Thomson-Hurston Company to test the electric light plant. Four 1000-candle power lamps were attached at end of 40 meter double-line. Took four photos with closed down windows.
1) three lamps without reflectors - five seconds (good)
2) three lamps without reflectors - ten seconds (overexposed)
3) one lamp with reflector - thirty seconds (good)
4) one lamp with reflector - sixty seconds (overexposed)
The supply of light appears to be about double our requirements. The machine gives us

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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
    Mr. Leake
    Thomson-Hurston Company

Tombs and Monuments 7

People 3

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.
  • Mr. Leake

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Thomson Hurston Company

Institutions 1