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Sunday, November 30, 1924 (continued)

(1) Street G 7000 (continued)
G I-a, main street, The pyramid G I-a have been cleared to rock. The lowest course of the pyramid is laid with slanting stones.
[ILLUSTRATION]
The east line of the casing appears to be exactly in line with the east line of G I-b at the same level. Not a stone remains of the chapel and we can only make a plan of the cuts in the rock where it stood.
The trench in the hard debris (marked "wall trench" above) is perhaps the place of a wall (addition to temple?) from which the stone or brick has been removed.
West of the railroad line we have reached the north end of mastaba G 7110.
The loading point was shifted 17 meters northwards and there remains less than 10 meters of embankment to move.

(2) G 7110
Continued clearing pit of G 7110. The earth is dirty blown dust.

Monday, December 1, 1924
Twenty-eighth day of work.

"Egyptian Gazette" brings official report of meeting of fifty men of a Sudanese battalion (No. 11). Quelled with loss of life - three British officers and two Syrian doctors. The cause is obscure but lies no doubt in the recent anti-British propogandum.
The fourth Egyptian battalion has arrived in Cairo from the Sudan.

Quftis: 85
locals: 101
Total: 186

By actual count, moved six hundred fifty-four (654) wagon loads of earth today - three hundred twenty-seven (327) metric tons.

Work on:
(1) G I-a, main street [street G 7000 and avenue G 0]
(2) G 7110 pit B and north side
(3) G 7101 [pits]

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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
    11/30/1924; 12/01/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

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.