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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 268

Sunday, March 1, 1925
109th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 89
[total]: 174

Cars emptied:
Line V 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 35, 8:30 am - noon: 105, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: 60
Line VI 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 18, 8:30 am - noon: 35, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: 34
totals 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 53, 8:30 am - noon: 140, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm: 94
[grand totals] Line V 200, Line VI 87, totals 287

work on:
(1) Street G 7300
(2) Street G 7400
(3) Street G 7500
(4) Tops of mastabas
(5) G 7000 X

[margin note]Said 1) street G 7000, 2) street G 7200, 3) street G 7300, 4) street G 7400, 5) street G 7500, 6) G 7000 X, 7) G 7510, 8) pit G 7509 E, 9) pit G 7509 R, 10) pit G 7509 S, 11) pit G 7509 T, 12) pit G 7509 U, 13) G 7522 E, 14) G 7522 A, 15) G 7523 B, 16) G 7510 N, 17) G 7610 W, 18) G 7620 O, 19) G 7710 B

(1) Street G 7300
Clearing up continues in this street towards the south.

(2) Street G 7400
All the Ptolemaic-Roman burials are now cleared away and a drainage channel which has been covered over with stones and runs northeast and then north has been found under them.

(3) Street G 7500
The new mastabas and pits at the north end of this street were planned today (see overlap).

Work is now confined to a few pits as follows:
G 7509 R: Cleared. (This is the "Pit north of G 7522" on page 267) (and page 263)
G 7509 S: Cleared. (This is the "Pit north of the previous former" on page 267) (and page 263)
G 7509 T: Cleared. (This is the "Pit sloping passage to south" on page 266)
G 7509 U: Pit cleared 650 deep. Chambers on north and south. Filthy debris. (This is the pit "next to former of northeast" on page 266)
G 7523 B: Clearing dirty debris from chamber. Many beads, some in position.
G 7523 C: Has now been numbered G 7523 Y.

[Two concealed sarcophagi later found under floor, containing bodies, heads east.]

New numbers include
G 7610 N: "Pit northeast of G 7610 X" on page 263.
G 7523 V: "Pit 2 meters northeast of G 7610 R" on page 261 and 263.

microfilm: end page 268

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
    03/01/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 12

Photos 1

People 1

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.