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Thursday, December 17, 1925 (continued)

(6) G 6042 (continued)
G 6042 B: Depth 3.9 meters. Sand. Chamber on south, door block partially preserved. Through hole in door block chamber is seen to be full of sand.
G 6042 C: Down 1.2 meters. Mixed debris.

(7) G 6050
G 6050 A: Down 9 meters, sand to 7.35 meters then mixed sand and limestone rubbish. On top of the lining of the pit, a rounded kerb of rough stones had been built by thieves to hold back the sand and mastaba filling while plundering the tomb.
G 6050 B: A large pit south of A. Depth 1.2 meters from top of lining. Ends at rock surface.

(8) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued in trench 29 - 32.
In trench 31: three more late graves XIX [G 7000 SW 19], XX [G 7000 SW 20], XXI [G 7000 SW 21].

Friday, December 18, 1925
Twenty-seventh day of work.

Quftis: 98
(four men sent to work for Junker)

Work on:
(1) G 6028
(2) G 6042
(3) G 6043
(4) G 6050
(5) G 6040 main causeway
(6) cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest)

The Railroad Line II was stopped except for an occasional car from G 6050 pit A. Line II was running for the convenience of the small gang at work on G 6042 and G 6043.
Line II to 8:00 am: 20, 8:30 - noon: 55, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 60
total: 135 [540]

Mr. Shaw called with Mrs. Johnson. He is attached to embassy in Constantinople and has been asked to investigate the "archaeological situation". He has been talking with Breasted.

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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
    12/17/1925; 12/18/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    James Henry Breasted, American, 1865–1935
    Mr. Shaw
    Mrs. Johnson

Tombs and Monuments 9

Photos 1

People 5

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • James Henry Breasted

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1865–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Father of Mr. Charles Breasted; Visitor from Chicago. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mr. Shaw

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mrs. Johnson

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates