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Sunday, December 21, 1924 (continued)

(1) G 7120 and Street G 7100
G 7120 A: Had a gang continue the excavation of the upward sloping passage which enters G 7120 A in the doorway of the chamber. The passage is about 100 x 100 cm in section.
Line II: The clearing of street G 7100 is disengaging the front of the mastaba G 7120 from the south. Casing is appearing and some stone of chapel, but all frightfully hacked. Towards the south recent excavating penetrates the old floor of the Dynasty 4. Ptolemaic objects as everywhere occur in the dirty debris.

(2) G 7132
Pit G 7132 A: In the debris, two masses of corroded copper (very heavy), apparently a large heavy object (broken) perhaps part of a [ILLUSTRATION] [white] crown: certain no known tool.
Pit G 7132 B: Down 5 meters. Disturbed earth (not the dirty black debris of Ptolemaic plundering).

(3) G 7220 and Street G 7200
Pit G 7220 A: Down 13 meters. Reached top of doorway from that point down, the debris changes from the dirty Ptolemaic dust to clean disturbed ancient debris (older thieves debris).
Line III: Shifted the loading switch northwards and began clearing street G 7200, front of G 7220, working north.

(4) G 7320
Pit G 7320 A: Down 11.80 meters. Dirty Ptolemaic debris.

(5) G 7331 [number G 7331 later reassigned to tomb G 7331+7332, in street G 7300, abutting E face of G 7330; this G 7331 = unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320].
In Avenue G 2 between G 7320 and [G 7330] exposed a crude brick mastaba (intrusive) built against the finished dressing of G 7320.

[ILLUSTRATION]
[G 7331 mislabeled G 7321; this G 7331 = unnumbered structure at SE corner of G 7320]

Two offering rooms were excavated and on south a passage all with floors on one level. West of this the corner of a stone mastaba has also been exposed. West of room [G 7331] on top of mastaba [G 7332 = G 7333], two stones.

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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
    12/21/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

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.