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Friday, November 22, 1929 (continued)

(3) G 7510
Clearing top of mastaba east of pit B, uncovering core of boulders.

(4) G 7752
Clearing debris from top of mastaba. Uncovered pit X.
G 7752 X: Down 1.3 meters. Mud and rubble.
G 7752 Z: Depth 1.7 meters. Chamber on west, sealed with mud.

(5) G 7755
Clearing debris from top of mastaba. Uncovered pits B, C, and Y.
G 7755 A: Depth 1.9 meters. Rock-cut below; no chamber.
G 7755 B: Down 1.2 meters. Rubble walls.
G 7755 C: Down 2 meters. Rubble walls, rock-cut below. Chamber on west, sealed with rubble.
G 7755 Y: Depth 1.75 meters. Mud brick walls against northeast corner of G 7750. Chamber on south sealed with mud.

(6) G 7757
G 7757 A: In room IV. Debris: sand, broken bodies, rubble. Found in debris of room: wooden figure (broken), faience vessel and fragments, ushabti fragments (inscribed) and unbroken, beads and amulets, fragments of glass, gold fragments, glass beads, jars (pottery). In the southwest corner of room IV is a stone sarcophagus, roughly cut, and with lid in position.

(7) G 7759
Clearing room 'a'. Uncovered pits A and B.
G 7759 A: Depth 1.2 meters. Rock-cut, chamber on east, open.
G 7759 B: Depth 2.6 meters. Rock-cut, chambers, one on east and one west.
G 7759 Z: Pit inside rock cut. Three chambers leading from this pit: Number i on north, ii on east, iii on north.

Saturday, November 23 1929
Twentieth day of work.

Locals: 41

Cars, line XIV, XV:
6:00 - 8:00: 23, 45
8:30 - 12:00: 35, 66
1:00 - 4:25: 42, 74
totals: 100, 185
total: 285

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7060 B
(3) G 7510
(4) G 7564 X, Y, Z
(5) G 7755 B, Y
(6) G 7761 Z and Y
(7) G 7757 A
(8) G 7759 'a', Z, Y

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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
    11/22/1929; 11/23/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7564

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7752

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7755

    • 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."