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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 849

Monday, May 14, 1928
Fifty-fifth day of work.

Locals: 51

Cars emptied, line XI:
5:00 - 7:30: 70
8:00 - 12:00: 96
2:00 - 5:45: 103
total: 269

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7550 A, B, X, Y
(3) G 7660

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing southward beside G 7550. Debris sand, rksh, potsherds. Uncovered pits X and Y. Found in debris: faience cylinder beads, small fragments of copper, fragments of glass vessel, fragment of wig (?) of limestone statue.

(2) G 7550
G 7550 A: Depth 16.6 meters. Debris rksh, broken blocks; Cleared chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7550 B: Depth 18.25 meters. Debris sand, rksh and fallen blocks.
G 7550 X: Depth 3.85 meters. Debris sand, 'shaqf'[???], and black dust, rksh below. Chamber on west, rock-cut, closed with dubsh and mud, partly broken.
G 7550 Y: Depth 2.5 meters. Debris rksh dubsh, sand. Chamber on west, closed with dubsh.

(3) G 7660
Clearing south of mastaba, wind-blown debris and of sebakhim.

Tuesday, May 15, 1928
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 16, 1928
Fifty-sixth day of work.

Locals: 50

Cars emptied, line XI:
5:00 - 7:30: 61
8:00 - 12:00: 102
2:00 - 5:50: 116
total: 279

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7550 B

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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
    05/14/1928; 05/15/1928; 05/16/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 3

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."