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Friday, January 23, 1925
75th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 146
[total]: 231

Cars emptied:
Line II not used
Line III not used
Line IV not used
Line V 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 50, 8:30 am - noon: 148, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 156
Totals 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 50, 8:30 am - noon: 148, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 156
[line totals] Line V 354, [grand total] 354

Work on:
(1) Street G 7100: east of G 7110
(2) Street G 7300: pits Y and Z
(3) Street G 7400: east of G 7420
(4) Street G 7800
(5) G 7510
(6) G 7101
(7) G 7111
(8) G 7215

(1) Street G 7100
Street G 7100: east of G 7110. The two mummies of Ptolemaic date were opened yesterday afternoon and on the southern body were found amulets of [TRANSLITERATION] [wadj], Sekhmet, etc. embossed on gold leaf. The northern body was male.

(2) Street G 7300 and G 7310
G 7310 Y: Cleared. Quite empty; shallow chamber on west.
G 7310 Z: Cleared. Empty; chamber on west breaking into Y by a small hole.

(3) Street G 7400 and G 7420
Street G 7400: east of G 7420.
The Ptolemaic mummies mentioned yesterday are now cleared. They lie in two rows, five in each, the northern now being in 253 cm; the southern in 212 cm. Of the north row (eastwards) Nos. 2 and 5 and of the south row Nos. 3 and 4 have head south, others have head north. No. 2 of the north row shows traces of blue paint in the dust; No. 4 of the south row had an inscription in colors on gilded background, whereof only [GLYPHS] near the top remains. Several bodies lack their heads.
From the debris in this street came a flint handled knife and a number of pots including two saucers [ILLUSTRATION] red ware.
The men are now working to 16 meters north of exterior chapel of G 7420.

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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–

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  • 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.