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Thursday, February 26, 1925 (continued)

(3) G 7000 X (continued)
Of these the following are of interest [GLYPHS] and [GLYPHS]. Work in the tomb ceased at 12:15 and Rowe having noticed a crack in the rock towards the west we investigated at the lowest level yet reached. The hot air coming from this crack suggested a chamber and the light of a candle quickly confirmed this. Here there was a crack which had been widened artificially. Beyond could be seen an intact block of white stones neatly cemented. it seems to close a passage running due west along the west-east axis of the Great Pyramid G I.
In the afternoon at about 3:30 the blocks of limestone in the opening of this crack were photographed and removed. The doorblock inside was at about one meter from the entry of the crack. it consisted of finely-faced regular and rectangular limestone blocks, lying in cement [= plaster // GAR]. [The space between the top of the masonry and the rough ceiling had been filled with chips and plaster smeared with plaster outside; and a piece of plaster had fallen away from the middle of this space. // GAR] The cement had been carried above them in two projections to contact with the rough ceiling. The south wall of the [entrance // GAR] passage shows very many short tool-marks and has obviously been worked upon. The north wall shows only a few and those apparently worn or obscured. In front (i.e. to the east) of the doorblock in the passage there is a rough hold in the ground descending for about a meter or more and apparently continuous with the main pit outside. It is filled with limestone blocks. The top of this passage is at 728 cm below the rock surface and the floor is at 905 cm.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Section through G 7000 X as at present cleared. Scale 1:150. Facing east.

Friday, February 27, 1925
107th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 94
[total]: 179

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - noon: 150, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: 153
[total] 363

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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
    02/26/1925; 02/27/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • 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.