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Wednesday, February 4, 1925
86th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 123 one-half
[total]: 208 one-half

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 58, 8:30 am - noon: 235, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 318
Line VII 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 40, 8:30 am - noon: 96, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 86
totals 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 98, 8:30 am - noon: 331, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 405
[grand totals] Line VI 612, Line VII 222, totals 840

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) Avenue G 2 east
(3) G 7430
(4) G 7510
(5) G 7422

(1) Street G 7500
No plan of the southern end of this street is yet possible, [nor] can numbers be given to the structures now appearing until the more northern parts are cleared down to rock. Several stone mastaba walls and a crude brick Dynasty 4(?) niche are now visible, this facing [south]. The men are now digging under the former end of Line VII and Line VI is about 6 meters north of this Line, at 630 cm east of its present end.

(2) Avenue G 2 east
Little work in this street itself, only in the extreme west end near G 7430. Line VII now ends 3.30 meters east of mastaba core of G 7510.

(3) G 7430
(See plan on next page). Pit G 7430 is now 8 meters deep. Robbers' debris comes from this depth. Near this depth there are four chambers, one on each side. All are open. High in west wall of interior chapel is a hole which runs some way in; it may be a serdab and will be cleared. The outermost chapel is now fast being cleared.

[Plan of G 7430 Chapels. Scale 1:75]

(4) G 7510
One man is continuing to search here for a second pit.

(5) G 7422
The inner room is now seen to contain one disordered skeleton only, in a large Dynasty 5 or 7, sarcophagus of wood quite decayed. Head north. Lid fallen to east.

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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–

Tombs and Monuments 5

Published Documents 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.