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Sunday, February 15, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500
In this street the surface debris is now being cleared to as far north as the "chapel with arches" [G 7517]. Several new pits have been found and numbered. Work in the pits is as detailed here below:

G 7510 I: A late pit lying north of J has just been opened. There is a top debris of fairly clean sand in its mouth.
G 7510 J: Lies north of M. Clean sand in the mouth.
G 7510 K: Lies northeast of M. Clearing pit. Down 170. Dirty sand. Two large pots of Ptolemaic-Roman date have been found here.
G 7510 L: Lies northwest of M and north of S against the face of G 7510. Down 1 meter. Robbers' debris(?)
G 7510 M: Pit cleared. 540 cm deep. Filled with clean drift sand for whole depth. Open chambers on north and south also filled with clean sand.
G 7511 A: Pit and chamber now clear. The superstructure of this mastaba has been removed thus exposing traces of the walls of G 7510 exterior chapel below.
G 7511 B: Pit cleared. Chamber on north with door block of bricks and roof covered with slabs of limestone.
G 7511 C: Cleared. 2 meters deep. Chamber W.
G 7512: The northern part of this mastaba has now been cleared. Beyond G 7510 P the interior chapel extends for about seven meters northward. At the end of this chapel there is a third stone stela in position. To the east of the mastaba there is a narrow wall apparently enclosing a courtyard. A second mastaba appears beyond, on the north.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7512 A: Cleared.
G 7512 Y: Pit cleared. 155 cm deep. No chamber.

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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
    02/15/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

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  • 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.