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Thursday, January 22, 1925 (continued)

(4) G 7510
G 7510 B: The bottom of this great pit was at last reached this afternoon at 20 meters, where was still clean sand. No other chamber was found. The work of clearing continues.

(5) G 7101
Pit G 7101 O: Men are now clearing the chamber of this tomb through the broken roof. Robbers' debris is coming up.

(6) G 7215
Pit G 7215 A: While drawing the block of the entrance to the chamber on the south another blocked entrance was found on the north. This will await photography before both entrances are opened.
Pit G 7215 D: No work here today.
Pit G 7215 T: Cleared. Pit 5 meters deep. Chamber n west contains a disordered skeleton. The tomb was completely robbed anciently.

(7) G 7431
Pit G 7431 D: Door block removed. Two skeletons were found much disturbed; only one skull remaining; head to north. At the north of the grave a small alabaster jar [ILLUSTRATION]. Remains of a wooden box, perhaps part of a coffin.

This morning photographs of the chamber of G 7102 were sent to Mr. Merton, correspondent of the "London Times," in accordance with instructions from Dr. Reisner. At about 12:45 p.m. Mr. Frank Wade, Representatives of "Al-Lataif" called the camp and saw Rowe. He asked him for photographs and descriptions of that tomb. He was told that Rowe had no authority to give descriptions or photographs of the work to the Press. Wade then mentioned that he had seen an account of the tomb in the "London Times" reprinted in the Arabic papers of today, and as the readers of "Al-Lataif" were greatly interested in discoveries of Egypt he would like to be able to publish photographs of the excavations if we would be so kind as to permit him to do so. Rowe referred him to Dr. Reisner and he preferred to use wireless for this communication as the mail would mean so long a delay. He seemed quite satisfied with this arrangement.
This afternoon a very cold north wind blew the dust freely and caused discomfort to the men.

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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
    01/22/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968
    Frank Wade
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Arthur Merton
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7215

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7431

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Frank Wade

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Representative of Al-Lataif
  • 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.
  • Mr. Arthur Merton

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks correspondent of the London Times
  • 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.