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Thursday, March 5, 1925 (continued)

(3) Street G 7500 (continued)
G 7632 A (continued):
Room 3 contained two late mummies side by side, head east, somewhat disturbed. No coffins or objects.
Pit d room contained a much decayed body, head west, in a massive wooden coffin several fragments of which have been preserved. At the right knee a fragment of large pot, probably late Ptolemaic or Roman.
Notch in south wall contained a few human remains, head at west end. No objects or coffin.

(3) Avenue G 0
A good deal of clearing is being done in the neighborhood of G 7214 D and in several pits.

(4) G 7000 X
It was clear early this morning that the vertical cut in the rock to the west was the beginning of a new section of this pit. The rock is now good on all sides save the west and is cut with a very clean straight edge. This new section of the pit is somewhat west of the axis of the upper section.
At noon the depth reached was 21 meters.
Work continued this afternoon, the total depth reached at 5:15 being 22.10 meters. At 22 meters came many fragments of a spouted basin similar in ware etc. to that on [Friday, February 27, 1925, No. 3 // GAR]. [ILLUSTRATION]

Yesterday Dr. Junker came to the Pyramids to complete his work for publication in the area west of the Great Pyramid. Mr. Quibell assured Rowe that this would by quite in order.

Friday, March 6, 1925
113rd day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 4
[total]: 89

Rail VI no longer in use.

work on:
(1) Street G 7000
(2) Street G 7100
(3) Avenue G 0
(4) Street 7500
(5) Tops of mastabas
(6) G 7000 X

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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
    03/05/1925; 03/06/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    James Edward Quibell, British, 1867–1935
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 4

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • James Edward Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Annie Abernethie. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.