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Thursday February 4, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
with heavily plastered joints. The stones in the east wall could scarcely have been put in after the tent poles were in place, and were probably put in before the coffin was introduced. [At present, the dribbles of plaster on the west seem to indicate that the plastering of the west wall took place after the reburial.]

[margin note] This afterwards proved not to be the case. It would have been impossible owing to the furniture. Also plaster was found under the deposit in the floor. // GAR December 1926

The coffin rests on a very thin layer of debris at the north end but rises nearly 10 cm at the south, appearing to rest on something (D.D. suggests a roller). Some of the fragments * of gold along the western side of the coffin appear to run under it. I suspect that the coffin was shoved into the room after part of the deposit was in place.

Along the lower edge of the coffin, I examined more closely the chisel marks noted from the beginning (last year). Evidently a metal blade has been used to pry loose the coffin lid. It may be assumed that the burial in the coffin had been some time in place in another tomb; that it was necessary to remove the lid to take out the body before transporting the coffin from its former place to G 7000 X. The coffin was let down in G 7000 X and on. In that case, the broken limestone sarcophagus may have been a temporary box in which the body was transported.

[ILLUSTRATION]

gold parts under coffin
scrap of gold

The space between the south end of coffin and the south wall is greater than I judged before - a meter or more.

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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
    02/04/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

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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.