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Friday, April 23, 1926
One-hundred and thirty-second day of work.

Weather: fine. Wind - north, strong
Barometer - 7 a.m.- 29.73"
Temperature Maximum - 84.2 degrees F
Temperature Minimum - 62.6 degrees F

seventy-five (75)
twenty-eight locals (28)

Work on:
(1) G 7240 J
(2) G 7241
(3) c.i.
(4) G 7000 X

Cars emptied:
Line VIII 5:15 to 7:30 am: 74, 8:00 to 12 noon: 164, 1:45 to 5:15: 136
total: 374

(1) G 7240
G 7240 J: Continued to clear the pit and chambers, V and VIII on the upper level; and X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, and XVI on the lower level. Chamber V contains a small rock-cut ledge. Two fragments of inscribed limestone [26-4-174, 26-4-175] were found, and the room cleared. Chamber VIII was cleared, and nothing found. The shaft was then excavated, and at 13.3 meters the top of chamber X appeared, a large room on the east of pit, with six smaller subsidiary chambers, two on west, two on south, one on east, and one on north. Clearing the debris from room X, limestone debris, and some bones. In excavating the shaft, Saite-Ptolemaic fragments of faience were found, and a bronze-framed eye [26-4-166]. Chamber XI on W, contained little debris of some bones; XI and XIII on south, were small recesses; XIV on east, is a small room containing "dubsh" and some bones; V on the north contains some debris of XVI on west also contains debris. Shaft depth 14.1 meters.

(2) G 7241
Clearing the debris of Sebbakheem, and mixed sand and limestone chips, from the top of mastaba G 7241, and between G 7241 and G 7242. Found a fragment of an alabaster offering table [26-4-165] and two inscribed stone scarabs [26-4-157, 26-4-158] with Saite-Ptolemaic amulets and fragments. Found two more pits, G 7241 E and F.
G 7241 E: West of D, south of F. 1.25 meters down. Pit built of small stones.
G 7241 F: Built of stone slabs, is Roman, roofed with slabs, 1.20 meters deep. Pit F was cleared and nothing found.

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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 5

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.