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Monday, March 2, 1925 (continued)

(6) G 7000 X (continued)
Immediately before lunch from near the western wall of the depth of 1665 cm came a quantity of copper. As yet it is not certain what objects there may be, the parts are as follows:


Smaller fragments came up during the afternoon, down to about 17.30 meters.

By sunset the position at the clearing surface in the pit was approximately as shown in figure 2 on page 272. The lower stratum of limestone runs in front of the sand and the sandstone below. The greatest depth yet reached is 18.30 meters.

The carbon copy of this journal to page 270, was forwarded this morning to Mr. Quibell.

Wednesday, March 4, 1925
111th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 5
[total]: 90

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 12, 8:30 am - noon: 28, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm: 31
[total] 71

work on:
(1) Street G 7200
(2) Street G 7500
(3) Avenue G 2
(4) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7200 and G 7220
The men are now clearing outside the interior chapel of G 7220. Two new pits have been found here in this street.
G 7220 Z at 3.35 south of center of niche at north of G 7220. Pit clear, depth 200. No chamber
G 7220 W at 3.60 north or north edge of chapel of G 7220. Down 260 in robbers' debris, gray dust and small chips.

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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
    03/02/1925; 03/03/1925; 03/04/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    James Edward Quibell, British, 1867–1935
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 2

Modern People

  • 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.