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microfilm: begin page 955

Friday, November 1, 1929
First day of work.

Forty-nine men arrived from Quft.
Men employed placing railway, etc. line No. XIV, east of G 7750 and G 7760.
[G 7310-7320]
G 7310 B: Lifting parts of sarcophagus and of lid.

G 7750 east of

[ILLUSTRATION]

Saturday, November 2 1929
Second day of work.

Locals: zero

Cars, line XIV:
6:00 - 8:00: 24
8:30 - 12:00: 58
1:30 - 4:30: 38
total: 120

Work on:
(1) G 7310 A
(2) G 7700 street

(1) G 7310
G 7310 B: Lifting parts of sarcophagus and lid.

(2) Street G 7700
Clearing northwards in street G 7700. East of G 7750 without going down to lowest levels. Debris of dump from G 7750 A and below that rksh, dubsh, black dust, broken brickwork. Found in debris: two faience figures of Isis and child, one udjat eye, one udjat bead. Uncovered mud brickwork against east face of G 7750, not yet clear.

Sunday, November 3 1929
Third day of work.

Locals: zero

Cars, line XIV:
6:00 - 8:00: 36
8:30 - 12:00: 65
1:00 - 4:30: 61
total: 162

Work on:
(1) G 7310 B
(2) G 7700
(3) G 7350 'b'

(1) G 7310
G 7310 B: Lifted all parts of sarcophagus to surface.

(2) Street G 7700
Working northwards in street, east of G 7750.

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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
    11/01/1929; 11/02/1929; 11/03/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

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."