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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, February 13, 1925
94th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 107
[total]: 192

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - noon: 210, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 236
[total] 506

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) Khufu Causeway

(1) Street G 7500
Work here has now advanced on the west to above the "chapel with arches" [G 7517] (page 212) and on the east (where are most of the men) east of this "chapel." Various pits are being cleared.
Pits:
G 7510 Q: Pit cleared in morning. Depth 1335 cm. Now clearing a chamber on west from which dirty sand is coming.
G 7510 S: The bones already described and photographed were removed this morning and the pit has now been cleared to 500 cm. Pottery here Y. It is now clear that there are three bodies in the chamber near entrance. The third is laid across the others at the feet end. At the north is a recess not chamber filled with clean dry sand and separated from the south by two large stones which are standing on an inclined edge.
G 7511 A: Clearing chambers on north and south of dirty robbers' debris. In the afternoon working on south where was found head of large anthropoid limestone coffin, very ugly and of crude work (Ptolemaic-Roman?) late ushabti uninscribed.
G 7512 D: Pit clear. 680 cm deep. Now working in filthy debris in the chamber on east.
G 7632 and G 7633: The walls of these constructions are now being removed as they prevented the complete excavation of the site and, once recorded, are not of great historical value.
G 7635: A mixture of stones and dirty gravel continues to come from this pit. The depth of 7.80 meters has been reached in this.
G 7637 A: Clearing pit. Down 4.30 meters in robbers' debris.
G 7637 B: The bottom of the pit was reached today in the afternoon. The whole depth 861 cm was filled with clean construction debris. On the west is an intact block of large boulders joined with mortar. Through a few gaps in the mortar a large chamber can just be seen, apparently fairly free from debris.
G 7637 X: Now clearing chamber. Robbers' debris.

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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
    02/13/1925
  • 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.