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Monday, January 26, 1925 (continued)

Work on:
(1) Street G 7400: east of G 7410
(2) Street G 7500: east of G 7510
(3) G 7510
(4) G 7215 V
(5) G 7801 - G 7812

(1) Street G 7400 and G 7410 and G 7422
Street G 7400: east of G 7410.
The men are now clearing the exterior chapel of G 7410 and the street 650 cm north of the north corner of this chapel. Of the pits in the street G 7422 B and C are now clear and in G 7422 A robbers' debris is coming from a depth of 660 cm.

(2) Street G 7500
Street G 7500: east of G 7510.
Clearing the face of this great mastaba the men have now advanced their front some 10 meters southwards as far as a late stone grave in surface debris, which will be planned tomorrow. The railway, Line VI, advances with the clearing.

(3) G 7510
Still searching for pits. A hole filled with disturbed debris and already 300 cm deep has been found south of pit B.
To the south of this mastaba a Line (VII) is being laid to clear the street Avenue G 2 east, dumping to the east.

(4) G 7215
G 7215 V: The two large limestone slabs were removed from the grave in this tomb. The body inside was found to be well preserved, slightly contracted on left side. The left arm was at side, the right over pelvis. A wooden headrest [25-5-1, inscribed for Sedjfu(?)] lay on its side under the head (which is towards north). The right parietal bone of the skull bears a deep dent. Near the knees is a black granite stone, slightly flattened and disc-shaped.

(5) G 7801 - G 7812
All door blocks were removed today.
G 7804 A: body badly destroyed; head north; disturbed.
G 7804 B: body also somewhat destroyed.
G 7805 C: body much decayed in wooden coffin; head north.
G 7808 A: chamber filled with debris.
G 7808 B: body contracted; head north resting on stone.
G 7809 C: head north; body tightly contracted on left side.
G 7809 D: head north on stone; body slightly contracted on left side.

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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–
  • Mentioned on page
    Sedjfu(?) (in G 7215)

Tombs and Monuments 11

People 2

Ancient People

  • Sedjfu(?) (in G 7215)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wood headrest (25-5-1) inscribed on base for Sedjfu(?) (inscription damaged); found in G 7215 V.

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.