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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 117

Wednesday, December 31, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7210
G 7210 B: Reached rock bottom in pit at 15.5 meters. The doorway was blocked with masonry and a large slab. Reconstruction. [ILLUSTRATION] The large slab was found pulled over to north and the masonry block broken.
The blocks lying loose in the put range about 38 x 19 x 15 cm to 43 x 15 x 15 cm. Among these were the fragments of a large R.W. (red wash) basin [ILLUSTRATION] which contains remains of plaster of paris when broken. This vessel had of course been used as a carrier for plaster when building the door-block.

(5) G 7310
G 7310 B: Continued clearing the chamber of G 7310 B

(6) G 7320
G 7320 A: Continued clearing G 7320 A. Dumping into G 7320 B.

(7) G 7410
Continued search for G 7410 A and found only packing of mastaba. Satisfied that there was not pit A (as in G 7210, G 7310).

(8) G 7410
G 7410 B: Down 7 meters. In the rock under the pit lining (masonry) is an irregular hole (ancient defect) in which the birds (owls) lived whose drippings are referred to yesterday (Monday). Below this hole, the debris is of a different consistency but I am uncertain whether ancient or modern thieves' debris.

(9) G 7420
G 7420 A: Continued work on G 7420 A.

microfilm: end page 117

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
    12/31/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.