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Sunday, May 29, 1927 onwards
Men employed packing cases for transport to Boston.

Thursday, June 2, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7000 X]

(1) G 7000 X
Mr. Lucas took samples of the liquid in compartments northwest and southeast of alabaster canopic box.

Saturday, June 4, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A]

Dispatched 22 cases of antiquities to Boston Museum for Alexandria to travel by Dollar Line. Boxes numbered MFA 268 - 289.

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Photographed burial chamber preparatory to clearing.

Sunday, June 5, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A]

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Planned objects in burial chamber. Lifted and recorded them.
Four limestone canopic jars and their lids (rounded tops) lay scattered about the floor. Potsherds, fragments of copper vessels and implements, and beads (cylinder and ring), also fragments of bone, lay scattered.
The lid of the sarcophagus was found half opened and held open by pieces of rock. Inside was a confused heap of the principal bones of the body.
The only beads visible in the sarcophagus are two or three on one of the bones, implying that the robbers removed the body before the bead garment had disintegrated and then threw back the bones.
Raised lid of sarcophagus fully (by using a jack) and placed against west wall, to facilitate photographing the bones.
Proceeded to clear the floor debris, and sieve it for beads, etc.
The sarcophagus is now seen to be made of gray-black granite, and not of basalt as previously thought.

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  • 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
    05/29/1927; 06/02/1927; 06/04/1927; 06/05/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 2

People 2

Modern People

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."