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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, December 13, 1925 (continued)

(8) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued examination in trenches 26 - 60. Same conditions as before. Old Kingdom rubble lined pits (viii, x [G 7000 SW 8, G 7000 SW 10]) and Saite-Ptolemaic-Roman graves in upper meter.
Found numerous late objects and fragments. All pits and graves are empty of burials except parts of late skeletons.
Pit VIII [G 7000 SW 8] has a bent roof over chamber.

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Monday, December 14, 1925
Twenty-fourth day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 102

Work on:
(1) G 6027
(2) G 6034
(3) G 6035
(4) G 6036
(5) G 6037
(6) G 6052
(7) cemetery G 7000 SW (southwest)

Cars emptied:
Line I: to 8:00 am: 28, 8:30 - noon: 87, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 85
total: 200
Line II: to 8:00 am: 28, 8:30 - noon: 82, 1:00 - 4:30 pm: 85
total: 195
grand total: 395
About three-fourths gang [494]. Line I was working out sand in large deep space between G 6050 and G 6052; Line II was on sand east of G 6036. In both cases, a steep lift of 4-5 meters.

(1) G 6027
Clearing back of G 6052 exposed front of G 6027.

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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
    12/13/1925; 12/14/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 10

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.