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Thursday, November 27, 1924 (continued)

(3) Street G 7000
G I-a, main street. Main effort concentrated on debris in main street in front of G I-a. Moving rapidly north. Loading switch shifted again. Have reached a point about opposite middle of G I-a. The rock is rising rapidly towards north. Rail level is apparently not over 3 meters above rock.
The black trodden floor with crude brick bins overlaid with black debris continues westward.

Friday, November 28, 1924
Twenty-fifth day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 97
Total: 182

North wind, fine weather.

Work on:
(1) G I-a, main street [street G 7000]
(2) G 7110 pit B

(1) Street G 7000
G I-a, main street. Continued driving north through the great slope of debris on east face of G I-a. The casing of the pyramid seems to be destroyed. We have seen only one stone in place. The chapel also seems to be gone.

(2) G 7110
In G 7110 a pit towards the south end probably pit B has been excavated and is now open to a depth of about 2 meters. After the noon hour, put a gang to clearing this. After it is clear we can excavate pit A (if any) and dump in pit B.

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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
    11/27/1924; 11/28/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.