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Thursday January 21, 1926 (continued)

(4) G 7013
G 7013 A: Finished clearing G 7013 A.
[ILLUSTRATION]
This is entirely of the Saite-Roman type.

(5) G 7150
G 7150 B: Reached bottom of pit (using ladders) at 15.8 meters. Chamber on east, no door block. Began clearing chamber. Mixed dirty debris. On north side a limestone coffin with lid in place but thieves have broken through side and plundered the burial. Clearing not yet finished.
G 7150 D: A gang of eleven men worked to 8 a.m., on dirty mixed debris and were drawn off account of work at G 7000 X. Down ____ meters.

Friday, January 22, 1926
57th day of work.

Prepared communique number 2, last night but held it today as the museum is closed.

Wind still light and variable from southwest but rather fine.

Workmen:
Quftis: 90

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
(3) G 7050
(4) G 7150 pits

Cars emptied:
Line IV to 8:00 am: 34, 8:30 to noon: 98, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 144
Total: 276
About 60 men of whom 17 were on pits.

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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
    01/21/1926; 01/22/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

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.