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Wednesday, January 28, 1925 (continued)

(2) Street G 7500
Street G 7500: east of G 7510.
At a point about halfway along the face of the mastaba there is a crude brick structure of two east - west walls built against the core of the mastaba. The northern wall contains an arch not yet quite cleared. North of this building about 5 meters is a slab grave whence came bronze jewelry and the mask of a cartonnage mummy case.

(3) Avenue G 2
Avenue G 2 east: south of G 7510.
Clearing westwards along Line VII to about 10 meters east of the southwest corner of G 7510.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 7510
The hole in mastaba core mentioned yesterday is 1400 cm south southeast of the pit G 7510 B. Dirty robbers' debris is still being brought up.

(5) G 7111
G 7111 D: a great number of alabaster model saucers and jars are now being removed from the debris of this chamber.
G 7111 E: is now being cleared, the debris being thrown into G 7112 A.

(6) G 7801 - G 7812
The whole of this area is now cleared as far as it will be. The undisturbed burials are being photographed and other work here is over. There are no fresh developments to be reported.

In accordance with instructions from the Ministry of Public Works Lady Drummond Hay and another journalist were shown over the works this afternoon. Information given was limited to that published in the "Times" article.

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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
    01/28/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Lady Drummond Hay

Tombs and Monuments 8

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Lady Drummond Hay

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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.