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microfilm: begin page 197

Wednesday, January 21, 1925 (continued)

(6) G 7215 (continued)
G 7215 T: Now clearing pit. From debris came a limestone obelisk (50 x 15 cm) with tip broken. Down 430 cm.
G 7215 U: Clearing pit.
G 7215 V: Pit cleared; 280 cm deep; chamber at west is blocked by two large limestone slabs to be removed when photographed. From the pit came an Old Kingdom light brown ware pot with pointed base.
G 7215 W: Cleared; pit 310 cm deep; chamber on east.
G 7215 X: Cleared; pit 230 cm deep; chamber on north.
G 7215 Y: Pit cleared; 260 cm deep; entrance to chamber which is on south is covered with two limestone slabs above resting on crude brick wall; awaiting photography.

This morning Dr. Reisner left for America with Mrs. Reisner and their daughter. About twelve of the Quftis went in to Cairo with the luggage and Greenlees also went. The train left Cairo Station at 12:15, the Director being seen off by several friends on the platform, and sailed at 5 p.m. on the Dollar Line Steamer SS "President Monroe" for Boston.
Rowe took official control of the expedition as from this morning in accordance with the Director's instructions.

Thursday, January 22, 1925
74th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 151
[total]: 236

Cars emptied:
Line II not used
Line III not used
Line IV not used
Line V 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 am - noon: 146, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 160
Totals 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 48, 8:30 am - noon: 146, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 160
[line totals] Line V 354, [grand total] 354

Work on:
(1) Street G 7300: north end of street, east of G 7310
(2) Street G 7400: east of G 7420
(3) Street G 7800
(4) G 7510 B
(5) G 7101 O
(6) G 7215 Pits
(7) G 7431 D

microfilm: end page 197

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
    01/21/1925; 01/22/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • 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.