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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, February 23, 1929
Sixteenth day of work.

Locals: 50

Cars (line ...): none

Work on:
(1) G 7540 W
(2) G 7560 Y, Z
(3) G 7565 (west of), A
(4) G 7567 B
(5) G 7577 and A, B, C, D
(6) G 7660 Y
(7) G 7670 (south of)
(9) G 7000 SE 119 to 120

(1) G 7540
G 7540 W: In room. Found in debris: neck of vessel [29-2-80], fragments of ushabtis [29-2-82], copper nail [29-2-81]. Cleared pit.

(2) G 7560
G 7560 Z: Clearing debris of room between sarcophagus and east wall of room. Sarcophagus is now seen to be rock-cut, partly raised above floor of Room:

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 7560 Y: Removed last of plug block. Room is full of debris, as pit Z but no sarcophagus is visible. From the construction of the tunnel it appears that it was made for appearance only, as the roof blocks are scarcely held by the east side at all, and rested partly on the plug blocks - which therefore seem to have put in first and the tunnel built round them and packed outside with rubble.

(3) G 7565
Clearing debris west of G 7565, and walls of late graves.
G 7565 A: Removed door blockings. Room full of sandy debris.

(4) G 7567
G 7567 B: In room. Clearing debris of sand, potsherds and bone fragments.

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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
    02/23/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

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."