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Saturday, November 15, 1924 (continued)

(1) Avenue G 1 (continued)
Street G I-b and G I-a. The north face of G I-b and the south face of G I-a have been uncovered from top of C 1 (?) upwards.
On G I-b the casing runs as usual to a point about 1 meter from sloping passage where the casing stones begin to be laid on a slant and are so laid to the other side of the passage.

[ILLUSTRATION]

It appears at present as if the passage (and chambers) had prepared first, and the pyramid built over the preliminary structure which contained the passage. [Later: The slanting stones begin further east but are there laid on a less abrupt slant than around the passage.]

Sunday, November 16, 1924
Fifteenth day of work.

Ali Mahmud [Ali Mahmud Ahmed] was buried [properly as a Moslem] this morning.

Quftis: 85
locals: 83
Total: 168

Work on
(1) G I-b street G I-a

(1) Avenue G 1
Street between G I-b and G I-a.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Continued clearing westward to a diagonal line from west of passage of G I-b to about middle of G I-a and started clearing backwards towards east. Immediately exposed a wide and apparently deep cut in the rock running east and west and with a casing partly preserved. Shifted the gangs to the upper debris further east before descending further. This may be the upper eastward arm of a Dynasty 3 stairway tomb (older than G I) [ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    11/15/1924; 11/16/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Ali Mahmud Ahmed

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • Avenue G 1

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-a

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex
  • G I-b

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Ali Mahmud Ahmed

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Injured expedition worker who later died from his injuries.
  • 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.