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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 970

Tuesday, November 19, 1929
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 20, 1929
Seventeenth day of work.

Locals: 38

Cars, line XIV, XV:
6:00 - 8:00: 38, 22
8:30 - 12:00: 58, 45
1:00 - 4:25: 80, 43
totals: 176, 110
total: 286

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7510
(3) G 7650 C
(4) G 7755
(5) G 7756 X, Z
(6) G 7757 A

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7759 and south of. Clearing debris of rubble and sand. Uncovered remains of masonry of G 7759. Found in debris: fragment painted pottery, ushabtis, beads.

(2) G 7510
Clearing top of mastaba, east of pit B. Among the tumbled boulders forming the inner filling of the mastaba core are a number of cemented walls of small stones apparently haphazard as to position and direction.

(3) G 7650
G 7650 C: Transporting sarcophagus and lid to gate of excavations.

(4) G 7755
Clearing mud brick walls over mastaba, built on debris.

(5) G 7756
G 7756 X: Depth 1.6 meters, rock-cut. Chamber on east, open. Broken into pit G 7756 Y. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7756 Z: Clearing chamber. Chamber ii opened on south.

(6) G 7757
G 7757 A: In chambers ii, iii, and iv. Debris: rubble, bones, and broken mummies. Found in debris of room ii: copper vessel, copper nail, four glass vessel fragments, fragment of glazed pottery, udjats, beads, etc., ushabtis, faience vessel fragments. Found in debris of room iii: ushabtis and fragments, glass bead, gold fragment, wooden mask. Room iv: rock-cut, large chamber, from which other small rooms lead off.

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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
    11/19/1929; 11/20/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7650

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7755

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7756

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7759

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Street G 7700

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • 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."