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Thursday, November 13, 1924 (continued)

(3) G 7131 (continued)
Finished clearing the chamber of the pit G 7131. The black debris continued throughout the chamber. In the floor debris were found the fragments of a limestone coffin with lid (white limestone with beautifully worked surface) but incomplete. The coffin has been broken up and part of it removed for some purpose.

Friday, November 14, 1924
Thirteenth day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 82
Total: 167

Work on:
(1) street between G I-b and G I-a, [avenue G 1]

(1) Avenue G 1
Street between G I-b and G I-a. All hands were concentrated on the street between G I-b and G I-a, clearing westwards from pyramid core to pyramid core. We worked along a floor perhaps a meter above rock. On this rests a very hard debris and over that Vyse's old dump heap. [The floor is about level with the preserved top of the casing of G I-b, and probably corresponds to the Ptolemaic-Roman floor.]


On the south the men cleared through into Vyse's excavation and reached a point near the middle of G I-b. Here in the hard debris they found the battered torso of a limestone statuette [24-11-544], a fragment of limestone relief [24-11-545, 24-11-546] (Khufu's style) and three fragments of worked red granite [24-11-548, 24-11-549, 24-11-550, 24-11-551, 24-11-552, 24-11-553] (perhaps pieces of a sarcophagus).

General: Put in a switch on the east hand of the dump line.


This throws the dump eastward and leaves room for the debris from the temple of G I [Khufu Pyramid].

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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
    11/13/1924; 11/14/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Richard William Howard Vyse, British, 1784–1853

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

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.