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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 840

Friday, May 4, 1928 (continued)

(2) G 7520 (continued)
G 7520 M: Depth 1.7 meters. Built of mud brick above, rock-cut below. No chamber.

(3) G 7525
Cleared debris from small mastaba, uncovering pit A and room 'a' against the east face of G 7530. Pottery [28-5-44, 28-5-45, 28-5-46, 28-5-47, 28-5-48] found east of -- (see Number (1), page 839).
Room 'a': Rock-cut offering chamber, with niche in north wall, and (apparently) door opening on south into outer court of Meresankh's tomb (G 7530 'a'). The roof blocks of the room have fallen in, and lie on the ground debris. Found in debris: fragment of worked limestone. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7525 A: Depth 3.9 meters. Built on east and north of stones and dubsh above, rock-cut below. Chamber on north, open.

(4) South of G 7650
Clearing debris between G 7650 and G 7660. Found in debris: one small faience ushabti uninscribed [28-5-24], and fragments five small faience udjats [28-5-29], four large copper nails [28-5-25].

(5) G 7781
G 7781 A: In chamber. Clearing debris.

Saturday, May 5, 1928
Forty-seventh day of work.

Locals: 53

Cars emptied, line XI:
5:00 - 7:30: 82
8:00 - 12:00: 148
2:00 - 5:45: 165
total: 395

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7525 A, 'a'
(3) G 7650 south of
(4) G 7660 Z
(5) G 7781 A

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing debris down to gebel between G 7530 and G 7650. Found in debris: three worked stones (limestone [ILLUSTRATION]), worked piece of limestone [28-5-33] painted red.

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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
    05/04/1928; 05/05/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

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."