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Monday, December 29, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7120
G 7120 A: In clearing floor of street G 7100, came on entrance to sloping passage of G 7120 A.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Around the opening the street is paved with stone slabs which evidently covered the opening. This has been torn up. In the sloping passage two long blocking stones which have been cut away on one side to allow a man to pass. The granite coffin must have gone in through the pit and this passage reserved for the burial only. The debris in the passage was drift sand and broken stone. Found in it: four fragments of diorite statue, and above just to south, fragments of limestone relief and a flint flake.

(5) G 7210
G 7210 B: Down 14 meters and the entrance appeared. The doorway was blocked with large stones (masonry) which the thieves broken through on the east side. Centered passage which is encumbered with small blocks of stone apparently lining blocks from the chamber. Same in chamber. Fragments of limestone coffin. In southeast corner is receptacle in floor.

(6) G 7310
G 7310 B: Down 15 meters. Cleared passage as far as chamber. Small stones in debris. Chamber lined (?)

[ILLUSTRATION]

Thus this B pit was used (see above under (2)). Note that there was no G 7310 A.

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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
    12/29/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.