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Friday, March 6, 1925 (continued)

(6) G 7000 X (continued)


surface of several contain cement [= plaster // GAR], two of these show traces of the grain of wood(?) impressed on the cement [= plaster // GAR] - surface. Their purpose is not at present clear. But the vertical side probably stood against a wall and a wooden pole seems to have stood in the central hole.
At noon the depth reached was 2305 cm, the rock now being good on all four sides.


During the afternoon this depth was increased to about 2450 cm and there is still no sign of the bottom.

Mr. Engelbach, Inspector of Antiquities, visited the works this afternoon and saw the new tomb G 7000 X.

Saturday, March 7, 1925
114th day of work

work on:
(1) Street G 7000
(2) Street G 7500
(3) Avenue G 0
(4) G 7000 X

[Said: (1) Street G 7000, (2) pit G 7000 X, (3) rock cut chamber G 7215 D-I, (4) pit G 7610 P, (5) pit G 7710 A]

(1) Street G 7000
Work continues on the stones upon temple floor of G I-a, and in the afternoon work began on the clearing of temple of G I-b to south.

(2) Street G 7500
G 7610 P: Clearing chamber through pit of G 7522 X. Dirty debris.
G 7710 A, G 7710 B: Cleared today.

(3) Avenue G 0
Clearing a pit at west side of G 7210 (north), also G 7214 E, in debris east of G 7215 F.
Clearing also chamber of G 7215 D1 on east wall of which there is

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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
    03/06/1925; 03/07/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Reginald Engelbach, British, 1888–1946
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 11

People 2

Modern People

  • Reginald Engelbach

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1888–1946
    • Remarks Egyptologist and engineer. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1888-1946) British Egyptologist and engineer; he was born in Moreton hampstead, Devon, 9 July 1888, son of Frederick George E., surgeon and Marianne Wrench; he was educated at Tonbridge School and afterwards trained as an engineer at the City and Guilds Institute 1905-8 but his studies were interrupted by a long illness, and a visit to Egypt during convalescence in 1909-10 turned his attention to Egyptology; he studied Egyptian, Coptic, and Arabic at University College London, and in 1911 went as assistant to Petrie (q.v.), excavating at Heliopolis, Shurafa, Kafr Ammar, Riqqa, and Haraga; in 1914 he joined the Artists Rifles, and served in France and Gallipoli and was then sent by Allenby to report on the ancient sites in Syria and Palestine; he married Nancy Lambert, 1915; after the war, he returned to help Petrie at Lahun and Gurob, 1919-20, and was appointed Chief Inspector in Upper Egypt for the Antiquities Service, 1920; Assistant Keeper, Cairo Museum, 1924; Chief Keeper, 1931; retired 1941; Hon. Member French Inst. 1935; Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, 1937; Hon. Fellow University Coll. London, 1946, but died before confirmed; Technical Adviser to Cairo Museum, 1941-6; Engelbach had an active career in the field and in museum work and arrangement, his greatest achievement being without doubt his great museum Register for Cairo, a vast index of 100,000 nos.; he contributed articles to ASAE and otherjournals regularly; his main publications were, Riqqeh and Memphis VI, with chaps. by M. A. Murray,. H. Petrie, W M. F. Petrie, 1915; The Aswân Obelisk, with some remarks on ancient engineering, 1922; The Problem of the Obelisks from a study of the unfinished Obelisk of Aswan, 1923; Harageh, with B. G. Gunn, 1923; A Supplement to the Topographical Catalogue of the Private Tombs of Thebes, nos. 253-334. With some notes on the Necropolis from 1913 to 1924,1924; Gurob, with G. Brunton, 1927; Ancient Egyptian Masonry, with Somers Clarke, 1930; Index of Egyptian and Sudanese Sites from which the Cairo Museum contains Antiquities, 1931; edited the Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology. With special reference to the Egyptian Museum Cairo. 1946; some of his papers are in the Griffith Institute; he died in Cairo, 26 Feb.1946. ASAE 48 (1948), 1-7 (portr.) (bibl.) (G. Brunton); BIE29 (1946-7), 329-44 (0. Guéraud); JEA 32 (1946), 97-9 (S. R. K Glanville); R Janssen, The First Hundred Years, 1992, 14.
  • 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.