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Friday, February 13, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500 (continued)
G 7639 A: Here there are chambers on west, east, and north filled with robbers' debris.
Pit west of shallow bath-shaped graves(?) [= G 7639 C]: Down 570 cm. Many late uninscribed ushabtis in robbers' debris. (? Dynasty 22)
[shallow bath-shaped graves = G 7637 Y and G 7637 Z]
It has been noticed that the ring for column-base northmost of the row in G 7510 exterior chapel room III was painted red.

(2) Khufu Causeway
This morning it was noticed that one of the stones in the causeway bore a quarry-text in black ink. This was cleared and the text was found to record the date wherein that stone was quarried. (year 8 First month Ptolemaic-Roman). It will be traced at an early occasion.

Dr. Borchardt and Mme. Borchardt, Prof. Schäfer of Berlin, Prof. Sethe and Dr. Rusch came out to the Pyramids and spent the day in seeing the excavations and at the camp.

Saturday, February 14, 1925
95th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 108
[total]: 193

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 55, 8:30 am - noon: 182, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 174
[total] 411

work on:
(1) Street G 7500

(1) Street G 7500
In the late afternoon the men were mostly clearing the west part of the street of Saite-Ptolemaic debris. The burial of a baby was found in this two meters north east of G 7512 D. Several other bodies were found in the debris including one west of G 7637 surrounded by fragments of plaster colored yellow with traces of black ink text. The area being cleared at 4 p.m. was from G 7510 to about ten meters north. Several new pits have been found and named.

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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
    02/13/1925; 02/14/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Dr. Rusch
    Heinrich Schäfer, German, 1868–1957
    Kurt Heinrich Sethe, German, 1869–1934
    Ludwig Borchardt, German, 1863–1938
    Mme. Ludwig Borchardt
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 6

People 6

Modern People

  • Dr. Rusch

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Heinrich Schäfer

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1868–1957
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Visitor from Berlin. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Kurt Heinrich Sethe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1869–1934
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Ludwig Borchardt

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1863–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1863-1938) German Egyptologist; he was bom in Berlin, 5 Oct. 1863, son of Herman B. and Bertha Levin; he trained as an architect at the Technische Hochschule, 1883-7; he assisted in the Egyptian section of Berlin Museum 1887-8; between 1890 and 1897 he was in charge of building works at Konigsberg; Doctor hon. c. 1897; he studied Egyptology under Erman (q.v.) and first visited Egypt in 1895, working at Philae under Capt. Lyons(q.v.); following de Morgan's great project to catalogue the standing monuments of Egypt ,he inaugurated a less grandiose scheme in conjunction with Maspero (q.v.) for the great (Catalogue Général of Cairo Museum; he became attaché to the German Consulate in Cairo; Borchardt founded and directed the German Institute of Archaeology, 1907-28, on his retirement, he founded his own institute which later became the Swiss Institute; he also contributed a great many texts and much useful information to the Berlin Dictionary; using methods partly derived from Dorpfeld he excavated the sun temple of King Nyuserre at Abu Gurab, 1898-1901, and the pyramids of Abusir; he also excavated and established reconstructions of Amarna houses, 1913-14; Borchardt was the first person to make an intensive study of Egyptian architecture as a subject on its own; he also discovered the workshop of the sculptor Thutmose at Amarna and enriched Berlin Museum with many fine objects from this excavation; another interest of his was chronology; he was a member of the German Arch. Institute, 1898, and a bibliography of his writings, 214 nos., was issued in 1933 to celebrate his 70th birthday; he published, Die aegyptischen,.-, Pflanzensaule1897; Denkmaeler des Alten Reiches (ausser den Statuen) im Museum von Kairo, pt. 1, Cat. Gén., 1901; Das Re- Heiligtum des Konigs Ne-woser-re (Rathures), pt. 1, Der Bau, 1905; Zur Baugeschichte des Amonstempels von Karnak, 1905; Nilmesser und Nilstandsmarken, 1906; Das Grabenkmal des Konigs Ne-user-rec , 1907; Works of Art from the Egyptian Museum at Cairo. With explanations by L. Borchardt, 1908; Das Grabenkmal des Koenig Nefer-ir-ke3-rec, 1909; Das Grabdenkmal des Konigs S'a3hu-rec, 3pts, 1910, 1913; Statuen und Statuetten von Koenigen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Cat. Gén., 1911-36; Die Annalen und die zeitliche Festlegung des Alten Reiches der Aegyptischen Geschichte, 1917; Quellen und Forschungen zur Zeitbestimmung der Aegyptischen Geschichte, 3pts. 1917, 1935, 1938; Die Altaegyptische Zeitmessung 1920; altaegyptische Festungen an der zweiten Nilschnelle, 1923; Portraets der Koenigin Nofret-ete aus den Grabungen 1912/13 in Tell el-Amarna, 1923; Agypten. Landschaft, Volksleben, Baukunst, with H Ricke, 1930; Allerhand Kleinigkeiten ... zu seinem 70. Geburtstage am 3. Oktober 1933, 1933 Beitraege zur Aegyptischen Bauforschung und Altertumskunde, with Ricke, 1937; Die Entstehung des Generalkatalogs und seine Entwicklung in den Jahren 1897-1899, 1937; Aegyptische Tempel mit Umgang, 1938; he died in Paris, 12 Aug. 1938, and was buried in Cairo. ASAE 39 (1939), 43-7 (portr.) U. Leibovitch); Chron. d .Eg. 14 (1939), 141-3 U. Capart) JEA 24 (1938), 248 (G. Steindorff); NDB 2, 455 (H. Ricke).
  • Mme. Ludwig Borchardt

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. Ludwig Borchardt.
  • 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.