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Thursday, January 1, 1925 (continued)

(10) G 7210
On the back (i.e. west side) of this mastaba are painted in red two horizontal ancient level lines. The lower line is called the [GLYPHS] line, and the upper one is apparently two ells from it. Crossing these horizontal lines at intervals along this side of the mastaba are broad bands, which, judging from similar works on the Menkaure pyramid temple, and Abusir temples were used for working off lengths.
A number of the stones above the usual masons' or quarryman's graffiti on them, but they are somewhat obscure. One particular sign is [GLYPHS]. It is hard to determine whether this was placed on the stone before or after it was erected in position the mastaba (probably after construction).

Friday, January 2, 1925
55th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 143
[total]: 228

Cars emptied:
Line II 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 34, 8:30 am - noon: 100, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 119
Line III 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 38, 8:30 am - noon: 110, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 120
Line IV 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 10, 8:30 am - noon: 44, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 46
[totals] 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 120, 8:30 am - noon: 316, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 295
[line totals] Line II 253, Line III 268, Line IV 100, [grand total] 621

Work on:
(1) Street G 7100: front of G 7110
(2) Street G 7200: front G 7210
(3) Street G 7300
(4) G 7210 B
(5) G 7220 A
(6) G 7310 B
(7) G 7320 A
(8) G 7410 B
(9) G 7420 A
(10) G 7111
(11) G 7211

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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
    01/01/1925; 01/02/1925
  • Author
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968

Tombs and Monuments 7

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.