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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, December 8, 1924
Thirty-fourth day of work.

Pay day:
Quftis: 85
locals: 129
Total: 214

Southwest wind.

Carts emptied: 482

Work on:
(1) G I-a north side, [avenue G 0]
(2) G 7110 pit B
(3) G 7120 pits A and B
(4) G 7101

(1) Avenue G 0
G I-a, north side. Continued clearing area north of G I-a working east along rock or Dynasty 4 floor as preserved.
The rock dressing for the casing of G I-a is beautifully clear from northwest to northeast corner showing marks where stone of C 1 was cut off.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Moved loading switch back to north and began clearing out north end of street G I-a and b and adjoining area on north.

(2) G 7110
G 7110 B: Continued excavating chamber of G 7110 B, some dirty debris. Fragment of alabaster statue, small alabaster model saucer.

(3) G 7120
Began clearing pits A and B in G 7120.
G 7120 A (north pit) is filled with clean sand and large blocks of stone.
G 7120 B (south pit) is filled with dirty sand and has been cleared and refilled recently.

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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
    12/08/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • Avenue G 0

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7101

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7110-7120

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-a

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • G I-b

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

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.