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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 8, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Nos. 59f, 61, 62 and 70: Were small shoe-shaped pieces.
[ILLUSTRATION]
At 12:10 stopped for photograph of fibers in southeast corner.
*A3687
In the afternoon, experimented with stray fragments of fibers with wax dissolved in benzine with two kinds of resin solutions.
Dunham drove in early to get Lucas' book and necessary solutions.

(2) Avenue G 4
Finished preliminary clearing of Avenue G 4.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The old masons' debris rises on the north to a point just below base of Pyramid G I-c but falls in a weathered slope towards retaining wall. The rubble retaining wall falls towards east also weathered. The late crude brick walls belong to the Isis Temple and runs over the broken white limestone casing of G 7050. The base rests practically on the Old Kingdom surface (as elsewhere). The area may have been cleared in the period of the Isis Temple - debris thrown out over G 7000 southwest (?).
In the dark debris above the Old Kingdom floor, inside the curved wall were found fragments of faience amulets etc. of Saite-Ptolemaic period.

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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
    02/08/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • Avenue G 4

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7050

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7073

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-c

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • Isis Temple

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.