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Saturday, December 20, 1924 (continued)

(2) Avenue G 2
Avenue G 2 from G 7000 - G 7300. The east-west avenue G 2 passing between mastabas G 7120 - G 7130, G 7220 - G 7230, and G 7320 - G 7330 was continued both from line II and line III.
(a) Line II: removed all the old debris of decay (Old Kingdom) between Ptolemaic and Dynasty 4 floors.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Between G 7120 and G 7130 about at (x) observed a soft patch [ILLUSTRATION] 100 x 60 cm in the Dynasty 4 floor. On clearing out this intrusion found an east-west crude brick wall founded on rock (approximately) and denuded to 5 cm below floor [ILLUSTRATION]. Tracing it further east as far as middle of street G 7100, found it there showing in floor.
(b) Line III: Clearing sebbakh siftings, disturbed black debris and surface rubbish from Avenue G 2 between G 7320 and G 7330. Reached western side of street G 7300.

(3) G 7130
G 7130 A: Finished clearing chamber of G 7130 A about 11 a.m. Small.

(4) G 7132
Pit G 7132 A: Opened part of broken door block. [ILLUSTRATION] Washed debris and broken limestone inside at x a group of seven or eight small model vessels of alabaster.
Pit G 7132 B: Is just north of pit A. Opened pit and cleared out about a meter

[ILLUSTRATION].

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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
    12/20/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 12

Photos 1

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.