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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, November 24, 1929
Twenty-first day of work.

Locals: 40

Cars, line XIV, XV:
6:00 - 8:00: 35, 50
8:30 - 12:00: 62, 70
1:00 - 4:30: 58, 100
totals: 155, 220
total: 375

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7060 B
(3) G 7510
(4) G 7754 X
(5) G 7757 A
(6) G 7759 Y
(7) G 7761 Y, Z

(1) Street G 7700
Clearing east of G 7754, to southwards. Debris rubble and sand and limestone chips. Found: ushabti fragments, udjats, beads, and fragments, uncovered east and north walls of G 7761.

(2) G 7060
G 7060 B: Preparing to move sarcophagus and lid to south gateway.

(3) G 7510
Clearing top of mastaba north of pit B.

(4) G 7754
G 7754 X: Depth 2.9 meters. Debris: rubble and sand. Cleared to doorway.

(5) G 7757
G 7757 A: In rooms IV, V, VI, VII. Debris: sand, pebbles, and broken bones.
Room IV: found in debris of bodies: large scarab with design, seal, ushabti, and fragments, faience vessel fragment.
Room V: found in debris: carnelian beads, glass beads, other beads, udjat amulets, gold leaf amulets.
Room VI: two stone sarcophagus, with lids removed; found: ushabtis inscribed and fragments, gold fragments, amulets, copper fragments.
Room VII: two limestone coffins, lids removed; found: gold leaf amulet, scarab, faience beads.

(6) G 7759
In room is a pit, 2.8 meters deep. Cleared.
G 7759 Y: Down 4 meters.

(7) G 7761
G 7761 Y: Depth 1.7 meters. Broken into pits G 7761 Z and G 7756 Z.
G 7761 Z: Clearing chamber of debris. [ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    11/24/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7754

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7759

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7761

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Street G 7700

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 1

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."