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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, March 17, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7130 [G 7133 & G 7134]
G 7130 Y [= G 7133]: Depth 9.9 meters. No chamber, unused, ends at rock.
G 7130 Z [= G 7134]: Down 7.5 meters. Mixed debris.

(4) Street G 7200
Continued clearing at edge of excavation 1924-1925.

(5) G 7167
Clearing top of G 7167 opened pit A.
G 7167 A: Depth 1.5 meters. Chamber on north, empty.

Thursday, March 18, 1926
(half of) one hundred and second day of work.

South storm (khamseen): had to stop work about 11 a.m.
Nothing of importance was done except in G 7000 X. See March 19.

Workmen:
ninety-five (95)

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) street G 7100 S
(3) G 7130 Z [= G 7134]
(4) street G 7200 S

Cars emptied:
Line VII to 8:00 am: 44, 8:30 to noon: 78
total: 122
Line VIII to 8:00 am: 28, 8:30 to noon: 33
total: 61
grand total: 183

(1) G 7000 X
Removed [No.] 262 (1)-(48)
*A3731 (no good)
Found it necessary to get the bird wing inlays out of the way before proceeding because of flower pattern gold sheet lying underneath this and westwards to west wall. The inlay and gold strips are lying disconnected but in contiguity. Dunham had prepared a large scale sketch plan and we had a large scale photo. Each piece was marked on plan and photo with its number, was lifted, described (drawn and measured) in the list.
After 262 (55) *A3732, see March 19.

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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
    03/17/1926; 03/18/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.