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Diary Transcription:

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Tuesday, February 12, 1929
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 13, 1929
Seventh day of work.

Locals: 51

Cars (line XII):
6:30 - 8:00: 87
8:30 - 12:00: 186
1:00 - 4:50: 177
total: 450

Work on:
(1) Street 7500 S
(2) G 7560 'a' to 'e'
(3) G 7660 Y

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing east of G 7560, east of G 7670. Cleared top of sloping passage tombs below G 7000 SE 83 and G 7000 SE 85.

(2) G 7560
East of G 7560. Debris of rubble, sand, and blocks fallen from mastaba casing. Uncovered an outer [chapel] of mud brick with four rooms, one large with two column bases and a water trough in northeast corner, the other rooms smaller. [ILLUSTRATION] The walls of these rooms were plastered in white and black (?) as shown on sketch.
Room 'c': Has a small stair cut at the south end. Found in debris outside south wall of room: number of model jars and saucers of brown ware [29-2-42, 29-2-43, 29-2-44, 29-2-45, 29-2-46, 29-2-47, 29-2-48]. Door in east wall.
Room 'd': Door on east. South wall has an addition n its north side.

(3) G 7660
G 7660 Y: Found two limestone sarcophagi, north to south, in chamber. One lid broken and one missing.


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  • 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
    02/12/1929; 02/13/1929
  • 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."