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Diary Translation: begin page 140a
Friday, January 16, 1925 (continued)

(2) [Street G] 7400 (continued)

1 fragment of a faience bowl, decorated
1 fragment of a faience shawabti
2 faience … [unintelligible]
2 faience heart amulets
1 small faience Bes figurine
1 faience discoid bead
2 faience barrel beads
1 faience eye-shaped amulet
1 copper statue of a serpent
1 fragment of a faience amulet, decorated with a scene of an eye
.. faience eye-shaped amulet

Also, a crew of workmen was working on Avenue [G] 2, in the area located to the south of Mastaba 7420 and north of Mastaba 7430. They were removing the Roman mud brick wall. They uncovered a small mastaba on the area between these two mastabas. The new mastaba is 7431. It has two shafts. They also uncovered another small stone mastaba to the east of this mastaba [i.e., 7431]. They uncovered three inscribed stone blocks in the form of stelae. We have not yet exposed them entirely.

(3) [Mastaba] 7215

A crew of workmen was working to north of Mastaba 7210 and to the east of the chapel of Mastaba 7102. They were removing debris of limestone chips, sand and rubble. They uncovered the foundation platform of Mastaba 7215.
The new mastaba is a mud brick mastaba. It has three shafts. This mastaba is located to the north of Mastaba 7214. These shafts are [G 7215] A, B and C.

(4) [Shaft] 7320 X

Atittu and a crew of workmen were working on this shaft. They were removing debris of dark soil, sand, rubble and stone blocks. The fill is mixed up because of plundering activities. He cleared the shaft, then started clearing the northern burial chamber. They found in the debris:
1 wooden piece
2 shawabtis, complete and inscribed
1 shawabti, incomplete
.. fragments of shawabtis
1 head fragment of a shawabti
2 fragments of faience bowl
They cleared this shaft to a depth of 12.00 m.

(5) [Shaft] 7510 B

Hasan Abu Al-Youssir and a crew of workmen were working on this shaft. He was removing debris of sand, rubble and stone blocks. They cleared this shaft to a depth of 14.20 m.

Here is the amount of debris moved on the railways, given in carloads:
IV V
35 78 carloads until 8:00 am
79 154 carloads from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
130 175 carloads from 1:00 pm to the end of the day
244 407 total

End of Page 140a

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
    1/16/1925

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