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Sunday, November 9, 1924 (continued)

(3) Avenue G 2
Street between G 7130 and G 7120. Cleared to about one-third way through the street between G 7130 and G 7120. The trodden floor is 50 - 20 cm higher here than at the back of G 7130.
(A) Old debris containing abundance of Old Kingdom potsherds (more later), not the hard packed debris of the area south of the temple.
(B) trodden floor of Ptolemaic-Roman period with bins. The floor (including tops of casing) and the walls of the mastaba cores are smoke-blacked by fires built on the floor.
(C) layer of black debris containing Ptolemaic-Roman potsherds and objects.
(D) deposits of decayed limestone laid down since the Ptolemaic-Roman period.

(4) G 7131
At a depth of 7 meters reached doorway of chamber in G 7131, pit. On south as usual. Dirty debris (Ptolemaic-Roman) descends to bottom and into chamber, and contains seven small objects and fragments of Ptolemaic-Roman period. Cleared length of doorway (there was no door-block) to permit view of interior which contains a good deal of debris.

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  • 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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.