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Thursday, February 19, 1925 (continued)

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) Avenue G 0: west of G 7101 P [G 7000 X // GAR]
(3) G 7102: pit C

(1) Street G 7500
The line of workmen have now advanced to about six meters north of the so-called "Chapel with Arches" [G 7517]. Several new pits have been found and of these a few have received numbers while others wait until their relationships with various small mastabas have been made clear. A few walls of crude brick situated on high debris near G 7620 are probably of late dwelling places(?)
In detail, progress in the pits is today as follows:
G 7509 A: This pit is similar in character to those numbered from G 7510 Z to G 7510 D, and doubtless late in date as its stone walls rise high through the Ptolemaic-Roman debris. It lies east of the north wall of the "Chapel with Arches" (now numbered G 7517). Down 700 cm in dirty robbers' debris.
G 7510 D: Still clearing pit.
G 7510 E: Renamed G 7620 X as it is now seen to be intrusive within this stone mastaba.
G 7510 I: Clearing pit. Down 760 cm.
G 7510 J: Still clearing pit.
G 7616 D: There is a late limestone coffin across the pit at depth of 260 cm and protruding from a chamber on east. The pit descends a good way below this.
G 7620: The interior chapel of this mastaba is now clear. A pit to west is now being opened which may prove to be contemporary. (G 7620 A).
G 7620 X: Clearing pit. Down 1020 cm in dirty debris.
G 7620 Y: (at south end of interior chapel). Pit clear. No chamber.
G 7620 Z: (outside south end interior chapel). Pit leads to room under the mastaba towards west. Not yet cleared.
G 7632 A: Still clearing chambers.
G 7641 D: Clear. 700 cm deep.
G 7641 G: Clear. 400 cm deep. Chamber on west.
G 7641 H: North of F. Clearing pit. Down 100 cm in dirty debris.
G 7641 Z: Cleared.

A plan of the mastaba G 7620 will be supplied as soon as the western and northern limits are defined.

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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
    02/19/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

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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.