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Thursday, February 26, 1925
106th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 95
[total]: 180

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - noon: 200, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm: 190
[total] 450

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7510
(3) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7500
Now clearing street opposite north face of G 7510 and for six meters south. From the surface near G 7509 P came fragment of architrave [25-2-1061] with [GLYPHS]. They are also clearing the chamber of G 7523 and in G 7710 (the large stone mastaba with reliefs).

Work in various pits as follows:
G 7509 E: Clearing south chamber.
G 7509 Q: Down 715. Chambers on east and west.
G 7521 C: Down 430. Fragments of wall with offering list [25-2-1063] from black robbers' debris and bricks.
G 7522 D: Down 170. Chamber blocked on east.
G 7523 A: Pit cleared. 600 deep. Chamber west.
G 7523 B: Down 300 in dirty debris.
G 7610 W: In eastern chamber, dirty sand.
G 7620 O: Chamber in northeast corner. Clearing pit.
"Pit northwest of G 7522": Down 320 in clean sand.
"Pit 2 meters northeast of G 7610 R" [G 7523 V]: Down 250 in dirty debris.

(2) G 7510
Continuing work on the top of the mastaba.

(3) G 7000 X
A fine hard layer of cement [= plaster // GAR] was found at 510 cm early in the morning. Below this the blocks were still laid haphazard in white cement [= plaster // GAR]. Below 580 and down to at least 905 were very many fragments of two large pots [ILLUSTRATION] (?) of red and red-black ware, buff-orange slip also one of drab Qena ware. These pots certainly contained cement [= plaster // GAR] for the work of filling the tomb. From 600 cm. came a stone with a triangular groove in one face. At 11:30 the depth of 700 cm. was reached still in the same kind of blocking. Several stones from about this level bore paint marks.

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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
    02/26/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 9

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.