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Wednesday, February 25, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500
On the surface the men are now clearing the west of the street at about 8 meters south of the north face of G 7510. They are also clearing the door of G 7523 and near the surface west and southeast of the mastaba.
G 7523 is a fair-sized mastaba of stone (? Dynasty 6). To the southeast of the door leading (?) to its interior chapel and in a wall facing east there is the lower part of a finely painted stela bearing the names of the man [GLYPHS] [Iby] who is also called [GLYPHS] [Sedaf]. From the debris about 6 meters southeast of this stela was found a fragment of a door jamb [25-2-1037] bearing traces of painting and the inscribed text [ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]. This clearly belongs to this mastaba of Yby.

Work in the pits is as follows:
G 7509 E: Pit clear. 1070 deep. Chambers west - south.
G 7509 O: Pit clear. Shallow grave. Blocked chamber on south.
G 7509 P: Cleared. 300 deep.
G 7509 Q: Clearing pit. Down 400 in robbers' debris.
G 7521 A: Cleared. 550 deep. Chamber south.
G 7521 B: Cleared. 560 deep. Chamber west.
G 7521 C: Clearing pit. Down 280 in disturbed debris.
G 7522 A: Cleared.
G 7522 B: Cleared. Chamber on south.
G 7523 A: Clearing pit. Down 485. Chamber on west.
G 7523 X: Down 150 in pit.
G 7610 P: Down 750 in robbers' debris.
G 7610 R: Late decayed wooden coffin containing body in chamber on east.
G 7610 S: Down 120 in pit.
G 7610 T: Clearing pit. Down 550 in dirty debris.
G 7610 U: Cleared. Pit 480 deep. Chamber on south.
G 7620 X: Cleared.
G 7632 A: Cleared.
G 7641 C: Down 1005. Four chambers. Dirty robbers' debris.

(2) G 7510
Work has now recommenced upon this mastaba several men being engaged in clearing above the interior chapel.

(3) G 7000 X
This morning there had been revealed below the layer of rough boulders cemented together a layer of 3 cm of fine white cement [= plaster // GAR] down to 95 cm below the top of the pit on north. This was removed at 8:30 a.m. and there was found a fine layer of

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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
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Sedaf Iby (G 7523)

Tombs and Monuments 10

People 2

Ancient People

  • Sedaf Iby (G 7523)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7523. Remains of damaged false door and door jamb (25-2-1037) inscribed for Sedaf Iby, identified as [jmj(-r) prwj xrp wsht] overseer of the Two Houses, director of the broad hall; false door in situ in G 7523. Possibly two different individuals rather than same man with two different names.

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.