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Wednesday, January 21, 1925 (continued)

(5) G 7510
G 7510 B: Still clearing the pit. Depth reached is now 19 meters and clean sand continues to come up.

(6) G 7215
G 7215 A: Shaft now emptied. Thieves' debris to bottom at 185 cm depth. The chamber at west is not yet cleared.
G 7215 B: Shaft cleared. Depth 230 cm. Chamber at south also cleared. From the shaft came fragment of limestone door jamb [25-1-1050] with text; 35 x 35 cm [GLYPHS]
G 7215 C: Now cleared; depth of pit 250 cm; chamber on north. From the thieves' debris came a limestone relief fragment (44 x 16 x 19 cm).
G 7215 D: The tunnel is blocked by two large boulders, one at each end. These will be broken up before the chamber (which is at 582 cm south of the entrance from pit) can be cleared.
G 7215 E: Cleared. The chamber lies at the south 510 cm from the entrance of a steep sloping passage. The rough plan is given below. From the chamber came two granite hammer stones.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7215 F: Cleared; chamber at east.
G 7215 G: Cleared; shaft 200 cm deep; chamber on north.
G 7215 H: Cleared; pit 185 cm deep; chamber on north.
G 7215 J: Cleared; pit 180 cm deep; chamber on north.
G 7215 O: Cleared; pit 120 cm deep; chamber on south is roofed with limestone slab covered with brick courses.
G 7215 R: Cleared.

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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
    01/21/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 7215

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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.