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Thursday, November 6, 1924 (continued)

(2) Street G 7000
G I-b, east of chapel. About 9 a.m. shifted all but one gang to clearing away broad end of railroad embankment (under loading switch) having shifted switch about 1.5 meters further north. Cleared this away and began working at sebbakh-siftings etc. to Ptolemaic-Roman level in continuation of bin-level further south. A few fragments of walls (crude brick) are appearing. I notice a complex of walls on Lepsius' map but find no comment in the text.

Friday, November 7 1924
Seventh day of work.

Quftis: 86
locals: 54
Total: 140

[Note on small pyramids:]
Pyramids G I-a = Vyse VII
Pyramids G I-b = Vyse VIII
Pyramids G I-c = Vyse IX
Vyse worked on the entrance of these pyramids from July 27 to August 3, 1837. See Vol. II, pages 65 - 89. Plans and sections on plate opp. page 67.
page 65 - 66: began hunting entrances on north sides of all three. VII (G I-a) entrance found at once, had been previously excavated.
page 68 - 69: entered and examined VII but did not clear it. IX (G I-c) found entrance.
page 69: July 29 enters chamber of IX.

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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
    11/06/1924; 11/07/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Richard William Howard Vyse, British, 1784–1853
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G I-a

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • G I-b

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • G I-c

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • Street G 7000

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 2

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.
  • Richard William Howard Vyse

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1784–1853
    • Remarks Army officer, excavator, author and benefactor; Drew up plans of Zawiet el-Aryan in 1837. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.