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Saturday, February 14, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500 (continued)
G 7637 B: The block of this chamber was removed this morning. It consisted of a double wall of boulders resting on and mixed with fragments of limestone chips. In the midst of this original debris were found five or six fragments of a coarse red brown ware pot of Old Kingdom date one fragment showing rim [ILLUSTRATION]. Beyond the block a passage leads to the west, and out of this the chamber leads to the south. Opposite the door a large fragment of wooden could be seen with a door carved upon its upper (inner) surface. This rested on two limestone slabs. Another piece to the north lay on the ground which was sprinkled with black dust. In the room could just be seen the skeleton disordered lying among fragments of wooden coffin, and at the east side of the room two dom-palm(?) [cypress?-later] trunks lying side by side, tips towards north. The burial had evidently been disturbed but very anciently, probably by the original undertakers as there was no trace of a late penetration visible.
G 7639 C: Clearing chamber on west at depth of 6 meters. A late blue glaze double-spouted pot has been found here.

The eastern walls and doors of the exterior chapel of G 7510 have been dissected out today and the limits seem to have been found. They will be planned as soon as quite clear of the pit walls of G 7511 A and of G 7632 - G 7633.

Sunday, February 15, 1925
96th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 101
[total]: 186

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - noon: 168, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 212
[total] 440

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

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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
    02/14/1925; 02/15/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

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  • 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.