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Wednesday, February 18, 1925 (continued)

(1) Street G 7500 (continued)
The work in the pits is as follows:
G 7510 D: East of G 7510 H. Down 340 cm in clean sand.
G 7510 E: Clearing pit. Down 620 cm. Head of Saitic ushabti.
G 7510 H: Pit clear. 240 cm deep. Chamber open on south.
G 7510 I: Clearing pit and chambers on east and west. Down 550 cm in dirty sand. Female body of late age broken up.
G 7510 J: Clearing chambers at bottom on south, east, and north. 1245 cm deep. Many late burials. Two limestone moulds and several pots.
G 7510 Y: Removed slabs from above southern grave. Two bodies lying heads east, probably undisturbed with traces of mummification. The northern body is female, the southern probably the same. Removed upper limestone coffin. Very narrow grave cut in the rock. Body of (?) woman lying quite intact and in position, head slightly to west of head-recess. No objects visible in either case.
G 7516 A, G 7516 B: Cleared square shallow pits.
G 7516 C: Pit deep 215 cm. Broken into by chamber of D.
G 7516 D: Clearing top of pit in dirty debris.
G 7632 A: Still clearing chambers. Fine bronze figurine of Imhotep [25-2-840].
G 7637 B: Wood removed this morning to camp.
G 7641 B: Shallow long grave. Cleared.
G 7641 C: Down 1 meter in dirty debris.
G 7641 E: Pit cleared. 200 cm deep. No chamber.
G 7641 F: Pit cleared. 300 cm deep. Chamber on west.
G 7641 G: Clearing top of pit. Dirty debris.
G 7641 X, G 7641 Y: Cleared. Shallow surface graves.
G 7641 Z: Pit clear. 280 cm deep. Clearing chamber on west. From this come fragment of limestone. [ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS].
G 7641 D: Down 620 cm in dirty debris. Still clearing pit. This is the same pit as was on page 244 described as "pit north of G 7637 X" (q.v.)

Thursday, February 19, 1925
99th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 105
[total]: 190

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 80, 8:30 am - noon: 240, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm: 230
[total] 610

[margin note GAR] Aug. 8, I find that about 14 Quftis and 14 - 22 locals were employed from February 4 to 19 (inclusive) on the German excavations at G I. The wages of these men (about 1/6 of our force) were paid by our expedition. George Andrew Reisner

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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
    02/18/1925; 02/19/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.