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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, June 11, 1926

Cool weather - 25 degrees to 33 degrees.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Treated wooden core of 537 with celluloid solution.
No. 536:
(31)-(55) parts of (G), (F), and (S)-3.
These all belong together.
The hieroglyphics appear to form the name [GLYPHS]
Cleaned away wood and plaster under 536.
(56)-(83) - (F), (S)-3, (G).
No. 536 rests partly on a sheet of gold in the great pile east of palm capital. When 536 (56)-(83) were removed this sheet sprung forward of it own tension and was propped back with a small brush.

Saturday, June 12, 1926

Cool weather.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 536: (84)-(86)
No. 538: Disc of bright gold complete, north of [ILLUSTRATION]. The wood under it appears to be from something else, a bar not a disc.
No. 536: (87)-(110) - (G), (F), (S), and (Q).
No. 539: A decayed wooden bar under 586 (59)-(61) fibers north-south.
No. 540: The wooden core of No. 537, D 11.5 cm. Th ca. 1 cm.
No. 541: Fragments of decayed wood under 538.
No. 536: Supplementary drawing (page 469).
(11)-(127) - (G), (F), (S).

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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
    06/11/1926; 06/12/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

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.