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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 16, 1925
97th day of week

Quftis: 85
Locals: 101
[total]: 186

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 74, 8:30 am - noon: 204, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 205
[total] 483

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7410 B

(1) Street 7500
Now clearing the street south of G 7510 H to north of G 7510 Q. A good deal of careful dissection of the walls at southeast corner of exterior chapel G 7510 was found to be necessary as in many places the walls had been destroyed down to below the floor level. A section cut through in the west of room V shows the following character in a scale of 1:2. [ILLUSTRATION]

The pits in this street are now as follows:
G 7510 E: About 5 meters east of "chapel with arches" [G 7517]. Down 150 cm, in clean sand.
G 7510 F: Adjoins G 7510 L on south. Shallow grave opened.
G 7510 G: Northwest of G 7637 X. Down 460 cm, in clear sand.
G 7510 H: North of G 7510 Q below wall of "chapel with arches" [G 7517]. Commenced digging in disturbed debris.
G 7510 I: Down 570 cm. Chamber on higher level at west still clearing.
G 7510 J: Clearing pit. Down 880 cm. Two chambers on west one over the other. Much pottery.
G 7510 K: Pit clear. Deep 430 cm. Cleared chambers on east and west.
G 7510 L: Pit clear. Deep 440 cm. Chamber on west.
G 7515: This is the number now given to the crude brick mastaba north of G 7512 and (?) contemporary with it. This will be planned tomorrow. In pit C was found only robbers' debris. It was 450 cm deep and had a chamber on east.
G 7632 A: Still clearing many chambers. In one was found a fine set of bronze figures including a large one of Osiris. Much pottery also.
G 7637 A: A fine limestone sarcophagus broken, upon dirty debris.
G 7639 C: Cleared. Chambers S and W. Breaks into G 7639 D.
G 7639 D: Cleared. No chamber. Both 600 cm deep.

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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
    02/16/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 8

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.