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Monday, December 15, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7220
G 7220 A: Continued clearing pit G 7220 A. Mixed thieves debris all the way. [ILLUSTRATION] Down about 10 meters when the ladders became too short [two ladders with about four men on each passing up the baskets] and it became necessary to use the slower rope and pulley. But as all pulleys were in use, work has to be postponed until G 7130 A is finished. The pulleys work slower but, as they require less men, are perhaps slightly more economical than ladders.

(5) Avenue G 2
Street between G 7220 and G 7230, Avenue G 2. Clearing to a considerable depth has reached west line of street G 7200. Debris almost exclusively sebbakh siftings. Found in this a fragment of a slate head (ear and part of crown of Upper Egypt) about size of Mycerinus triads, also small fragment of a granite statue, and various objects of Ptolemaic-Roman period as usual.

(6) G 7310
In the morning had a gang searching for pit A of G 7310. They cleared the whole northern part without discovering any trace of a pit.


* It is to be noted that the three pairs of mastabas G 7110 and G 7120, G 7210 and G 7220, and G 7310 and G 7320 have each been joined together and cased as a single mastaba. The main pit of each pair appears to be pit A in the second mastaba, i.e. G 7120 A, G 7220 A and by analogy G 7320 A.
Pits G 7110 A and B, G 7120 B and G 7220 B were never finished. G 7310 A was never begun.
[G 7310 B, G 7210 A and B are yet unexplored.]

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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
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.