Skip to main content
This site is under construction. Thank you for your patience.
Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 231

Monday, February 9, 1925 (continued)

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) G 7430

(1) Street G 7500 and G 7510 and G 7512
From room I of the exterior chapel of G 7510 under the fine bust [25-3-241] found yesterday came a large number of tiny limestone model offerings, doubtless buried in this hole in the floor while the services were being maintained. Room III has now been cleared save at the east and northeast. There was a row of limestone column bases around circular holes in the floor for wooden columns. That on page 230 is doubtless another such. A large limestone slab is against the southwest wall, possibly a stela. The low wall with offsets is possibly later. It was however coated with white plaster on the north side (at least) and so may be original.
The rough stone mastaba G 7511 has been planted askew over the exterior chapel walls and will later be removed.
In the street 4.30 meters east of G 7512 A [corrected to read G 7512 X] (which, note, is the same as G 7511 V) were found during the late afternoon a stela [25-2-508] and a door jamb [25-2-509] both belonging to the [TRANSLITERATION] and "First under the King," [TRANSLITERATION] [Maakheru]

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

microfilm: end page 231

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
    02/09/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Maakheru (G 7512)

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Maakheru (G 7512)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7512. Limestone false door (25-2-508 = MFA 25.2175) and limestone door jamb (25-2-509) inscribed for Maakheru; found in street G 7500 east of G 7512 X (area of G 7512 chapel). Limestone lintel (25-2-1002) inscribed for Maakheru; found displaced in G 7521 A.

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.