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Thursday, December 24, 1925
32nd day of work.

Quftis: 98

Work on:
(1) Avenue G 3 between G I-b and G I-c

Cars emptied:
line IV to 8:00 am: 103, 8:30 to noon: 185, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 150 (carry lengthening)
total: 438
The number of men employed was about 80. The rest were on hand-carry jobs.

(1) Avenue G 3
Between Pyramid G I-b and G I-c. The main force was concentrated on railroad IV with loading point in Street G 7000 dumping to south over trenched area, the men were working out the debris between G I-b and G I-c on Avenue G 3. The space between the two pyramids is not nearly so wide as between a and b.

G I-c
Vyses' dump
mound Vyses' dump
rough Saite-Ptolemaic period walls of crude brick and limestone
G I-b

The debris is being cut out to about a meter above rock. This deposit is the same dirty mixture (decayed mud, ashes, coals, dust) as the upper layer everywhere in this region. In it were found a number of Saite-Ptolemaic amulets and fragments also the arm of an Old Kingdom limestone statuette, fragment of an Old Kingdom stela, and fragment of an Old Kingdom relief.
Over this debris is a thin layer of yellow debris of decay, thickening close to each pyramid. The faces of the pyramids are being cleared as we proceed.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Richard William Howard Vyse, British, 1784–1853
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 2

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.
  • Richard William Howard Vyse

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1784–1853
    • Remarks Army officer, excavator, author and benefactor; Drew up plans of Zawiet el-Aryan in 1837. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.