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Saturday, April 24, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7240
Clearing debris south of mastaba G 7240, to the southward. Found one alabaster jar [ILLUSTRATION] [26-4-176].

(2) G 7240
G 7240 J: Continued the clearance of radeem from the chambers.
VI: Cclearing debris into X by the break between the two rooms. Found two canopic jars (limestone) - one without lid and one with hawk's head [26-4-178]. Chamber cleared.
X: Debris cleared from room, found two fragments of inscribed limestone blocks.
XI: Removed the body found in the chamber, and cleared debris. Found a bronze uraeus [26-4-179] and a broken inscribed block [26-4-182]. [TRANSLITERATION]
XIV-XV: Removed the small quantity of radeem which was in the rooms.
XVI: Cleared the bones of debris from chamber.

(3) G 7241
Clearing the mixed debris of sebbakheem siftings, sand and limestone chips from the top of mastaba G 7241, to the southwards. Uncovered four pits, G, H, I and J.
G 7241 C: Cleared, depth 2.1 meters, no chamber.
G 7241 E: Clearing debris, down 3.8 meters.
G 7241 G: West of C, built of "dubsh" and mud, was cleared to gebel at 1.9 meters, a room on the west, empty.
G 7241 H: Built of "dubsh" and mud, south of pit G, was cleared to gebel at 1.5 meters. A chamber on the west is closed up with dubsh.
G 7241 I: Built of "dubsh" and mud, cleared to gebel at 3.4 meters. A chamber on the east is sealed with "dubsh" and mud.
G 7241 J: Cleared debris, depth of gebel 1.3 meters. A chamber on the west was empty. Pit J is west of F.
(for sketch, see 6) G 7245, Saturday, April 24, 1926, page 322)

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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 3

Published Documents 2

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.