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Monday, March 29, 1926 (continued)

(1) Street G 7200 (continued)

(2) G 7230
G 7230 B: Removing the filling of dubsh and sand from pit G 7230 B on top of mastaba G 7230. Down 4.4 meters.

(3) G 7330
Clearing debris from top of mastaba G 7330 and clearing the top of shaft G 7330 B, preparatory and emptying it.

(4) G 7000 X
Removed No. 305: (36) gold sign [GLYPHS]; (37)-(62) from bird wing.
The gold band which formed the edge of the 306 inlaid board with feather and flower pattern, concealed the inlays still in place and was now removed (No.306)
The adj. piece to east remains in place.
Continued 305: (63)-(72) bird wing.
*B5933 (26/3/29/ii)
D.D. drew underlying layer No. 308.
No. 307: Gold sheet (part of great dec. sheet) removed.
No. 308: (1)-(14) this is part of the upper side of the dec. board, see 291, 306 and below.
Under 308 (1)-(14) was layer of crumbled plaster (*B5934) and a layer of decayed wood. Removed plaster with wet brush, wood with pincers, rest and lower layer of plaster with wet brush, cleaned with dry brush.
No. 309: Gold band from corner of a board (W 1.3 cm).

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 2

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.