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Saturday, March 16, 1929 (continued)

(4) Street G 7600 (continued)

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 7000 SE 131 to 134
[G 7000 SE 131, G 7000 SE 132, G 7000 SE 133, G 7000 SE 134]
Height of pits 1.41 meters, no chambers, descending to rubble foundation of building.

(6) G 7560
G 7560 Y: Removed lid of sarcophagus. Debris inside about half depth of sarcophagus and apparently water borne.

Sunday, March 17 1929
Thirty-fourth day of work.

Locals: 52

Cars (line XIII):
6:00 - 8:00: 73
8:30 - 12:00: 82
1:00 - 5:00: 155
total: 310

Work on:
(1) G 7600
(2) G 7650 A and C
(3) G 7600 Z

(1) Street G 7600
East of G 7650. Clearing northwards removing mud brick walls of late building. Found in debris: fragment of limestone wall relief [29-3-234], ushabti fragments [29-3-224], copper ring [29-3-226, 29-3-230], copper wire, faience udjat beads [29-3-228].

(2) G 7650
Top of north end of mastaba. Uncovered main pit A.
G 7650 A: Down 1.5 meters. Built of large blocks.
G 7650 C: Depth 15.75 meters. Door blocking broken by robbers, and room floor covered with fallen blocks and rubble. The red granite sarcophagus is practically undamaged, but open. The bones of the body are heaped in one end of it. Found in pit debris: potsherds of jars which had held cement [29-3-233].

(3) G 7600
G 7600 Z: In removing the upper part of pit masonry, found fragment of limestone wall relief built into pit [29-3-235].

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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
    03/16/1929; 03/17/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 13

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."