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Sunday, April 18, 1926
One-hundred and twenty-eighth day of work.

Weather: fine, cool north wind.
Barometer - 7 a.m. 29.83
Temperature Maximum 86 F
Temperature Minimum 71.6 F

seventy-five (75)

Work on:
(1) G 7240
(2) G 7000 X

Cars emptied:
Line VIII 5:30 - 8:15: 84, 8:45 to 12:00: 102, 1:15 - 5:00: 90
total: 276

(1) G 7240
Clearing the debris of sand and rubble from the top of mastaba. After planning the brick work of late period which stood at the north end of the mastaba, this was removed, revealing earlier brickwork around pit G 7240i.


It has now become apparent that the lay out of the mastabas G 7140, G 7240, G 7340 etc. differs from that of the more northerly mastabas of this cemetery, the fact that the "40s" and "30s" are directly connected while the "10s" and "20s" are separated by a subsequent filled in avenue. Further, whereas the "10s", "20s" and "30s" of the 7000 series have an approximate average length of core of 36.5 meters, the "40s" are only of 29 meters. The widths of the cores are however approximately the same in all cases. This appears to signify that the "40s" were subsequent extensions of the "30s" before the joining of the two into one long mastaba. The "40s" and "20s" would appear to have been already in position when the idea of joining them first came.

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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 4

Published Documents 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.