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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, December 25, 1924 (continued)

(1) Street G 7100 and G 7120
Street G 7100, front of G 7120. Clearing continued. Chapel of G 7120 cleared as far as north side of recess destroyed except from part of foundation course. Found some fragments of relief from chamber.
At now shifted loading switch northwards and worked on upper debris north of chapel in the afternoon. Usual disturbed mixed debris. Objects mostly fragments of faience amulets of Ptolemaic period.

(2) Street G 7200 and G 7220
Street G 7200, front of G 7220. Clearing continued in chapel of G 7220, upper mixed debris. Small Ptolemaic objects.
Shifted loading switch north. Under the upper debris a layer of sand and broken stones from the chapel.

(3) G 7133
G 7130 X [= G 7133]: In the afternoon resumed work on G 7130 X. Down 10 meters (see December 17, page 83). In the debris basis of a small limestone statuette seated man [24-12-867] (body and feet missing) [GLYPHS] [Minankh].

(4) G 7132
G 7132 B: Finished G 7132 B. Empty.
Gang sent to G 7130 X.

(5) G 7210
G 7210 A: A search showed that G 7210 A like G 7310 A is wanting.
G 7210 B: Began on G 7210 B which by analogy with G 7110 should be unused but must be excavated. Work delayed by large blocks of stone.

(6) G 7232
G 7232 C: Pit C was cleared and found unfinished. Depth 2 meters. No chamber. In debris, potsherds R.P. [red polished] [ILLUSTRATION]. See sketch plan on page 104.

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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
    12/25/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Minankh (G 7133)

Tombs and Monuments 9

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Minankh (G 7133)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possibly owner of G 7133. Lower part of limestone seated statue (24-12-867 = MFA 24.2928 + 24-12-961 = MFA 24.2973) inscribed for Minankh, identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 7133 (formerly shaft G 7130 X).

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.