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Thursday, March 5, 1925
112th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 4
[total]: 89

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 5, 8:30 am - noon: 10, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm: 15
[total] 30

work on:
(1) Street G 7200
(2) Street G 7500
(3) Avenue G 0
(4) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7200
Work continues in the pits mentioned yesterday [G 7220 W, G 7220 Z]. No special developments to report.

(2) Street G 7500
Work continues in three pits in this street, as yesterday.
G 7510 G: In the west chamber at bottom of this pit two graves were found sunk in the rock floor and covered with slabs. These were mapped and opened. That to the north was found somewhat perished, the bones sticking out from cakes of mud. Head west. That to the south was in good condition. Body prone on back, hands crossed on pelvis, head east. Probably female. This was left for photography.
G 7632 A: Chamber on southwest acts as entrance hall for several smaller chambers; there are four pits in the floor leading to other chambers. That to southeast has blocking still in the doorway.
Room 2. Here to north and south are the disturbed bones of an earlier burial displaced by a large and massive wooden anthropoid coffin, head east. The coffin has collapsed and its fragments fill the small room. Near the knees on both sides and over the shins of the body inside this coffin were found a very large number of small blue glaze ushabti, of Dynasties 27 - 31. Several of these bore the crudely written inscription here given [GLYPHS]. To the south alongside the coffin were remains of palm-logs used for rolling it into place. Remains also appeared under the head. Around the neck had been a fine collar of small ring and cylinder beads of faience. [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
    03/05/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.