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Wednesday, November 6, 1929 (continued)

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7750, clearing rubble and sand debris northward in street. Debris also black dust and broken mud brickwork. Found: fragment of faience figure, udjat, and fragments.

(2) G 7510
Clearing northern part of top of mastaba G 7510, dumping debris of rubble and sand to northwards.

(3) G 7530
G 7530 A: Preparing to lift sarcophagus.

Thursday, November 7 1929
Sixth day of work.

Locals: 22, including 4 Quftis

Cars, line XIV, XV:
5:50 - 8:00: 45, 22
8:30 - 12:00: 92, 35
1:00 - 4:30: 62, 32
totals: 199, 89
total: 288

Work on:
(1) G 7700 street
(2) G 7510
(3) G 7530 A

(1) Street G 7700
Clearing street east of G 7750, and on top of mastabas G 7753 and G 7754. Debris: white limestone chips, rubble, sand, black dust, broken bricks. Found: fragments of inscribed ushabtis, fragment of amulet, udjats, faience beads.

(2) G 7510
Clearing sand and robbers dumps of sand, rubble, etc., to the inner mass of tumbled blocks filling the mastaba. Clearing north end.

(3) G 7530
G 7530 A: Lifting sarcophagus (half day only).

Friday, November 8 1929
Seventh day of work.

Locals: 24
Quftis: 5

Cars, line XIV, XV:
5:50 - 8:00: 42, 26
8:30 - 12:00: 74, 38
1:00 - 4:30: 92, 39
totals: 208, 103
total: 311

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7510
(3) G 7530 A
(4) G 7754 'a'

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7750. Clearing northwards. East of G 7753 and G 7754. Cleared late mud brick buildings on top of these two mastabas, built on debris. Found: wooden handle of implement with iron in side, ushabti faience fragments, fragments of Roman glasses, small shell, faience bead, fragment of limestone decorated, wooden statuette much decayed and broken. Uncovered mastaba G 7754.

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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
    11/06/1929; 11/07/1929; 11/08/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 3

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."