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Friday, February 20, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500 (continued)
This mastaba [G 7521] will receive a number when it is more completely excavated. The reliefs of the seven girls are well executed, their figures slim and not ungraceful.
Work in the pits today continues. A further large batch received numbers this afternoon and a plan of these is given today.
G 7510 G is now being cleared through the mouth of G 7641 D which its chamber communicates on the south.
G 7508 is a complex of rock cut pits in a straight line east of G 7517. They probably belong to a mastaba of crude brick.
G 7508 A: Cleared. 165 cm deep. Chamber [on south].
G 7508 B: Cleared. 195 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7508 C: Clearing pit. Down 190 cm in robbers' debris.
G 7508 D: Cleared. 130 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7508 E: Pit cleared. 130 cm deep. Clearing chamber on west.
G 7509 A: Yesterday reached depth of 650 cm and was not worked in.
G 7509 B: Clearing pit. Down 600 cm in robbers' debris.
G 7518 A: Clearing pit. Down 420 cm in robbers' debris. Chamber on west.
G 7519 A: Opening top of pit.
G 7620 A: Down 420 cm in dirty Old Kingdom debris.
G 7620 M: Cleared. Shallow pit and chamber.
G 7620 N: Cleared. 220 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7620 O: Down 150 cm in dirty Old Kingdom debris of decay.
G 7620 P: Cleared. 200 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7620 Q: Clearing pit. Chamber on north.
G 7620 R: Down 645 cm. Fragments of Old Kingdom pottery mixed with yellow late human bones in dirty sand.
G 7620 S: Pit clear. Chamber on east with slab roof and blocked door. Inside can be seen traces of smashed burial. Shallow grave.
G 7620 T: Clear. 165 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7620 U: Cleared. Shallow grave. Chamber S.
G 7620 V: Cleared. 150 cm deep. Chamber S with slab roof.
G 7620 W: Deep 245 cm. Clearing chamber on west.
G 7620 X: Pit 1050 cm deep, not worked on today.

Pits G 7620 M - Z are, of course, intrusive in the mastaba G 7620. So also is G 7509 A which is of late date. The plan of this will be found over the page as an addendum to the day's entry in this journal. [The plan of this area will be found on the next page.]
[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    02/20/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 10

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.