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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 9, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500 G 7510 and and G 7512 (continued)
These two stones [25-2-508, 25-2-509] were lying so close together that it seems certain their original home, the tomb of [TRANSLITERATION] [Maakheru] cannot be far from this spot. The pits worked on to late in this street are grouped as in this plan:
Scale 1:200

[ILLUSTRATION]

Of these pits there is little to say today. R is now cleared; it has no chamber. O has been renamed G 7511 A. V has been renamed G 7512 K. In this new crude brick mastaba there are two pits. Both were reused in later times.

The new room III, of the exterior chapel [of G 7510] plans as here shown:

[ILLUSTRATION]

The westernmost column base had rough inscription [GLYPHS].

The hole wherein the columns had stood are surrounded with cement wherewith they had been made firm.

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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
    02/09/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Maakheru (G 7512)
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Maakheru (G 7512)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7512. Limestone false door (25-2-508 = MFA 25.2175) and limestone door jamb (25-2-509) inscribed for Maakheru; found in street G 7500 east of G 7512 X (area of G 7512 chapel). Limestone lintel (25-2-1002) inscribed for Maakheru; found displaced in G 7521 A.

Modern People

  • 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.