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Wednesday, May 2, 1928 (continued)

(2) South of G 7650
Found in debris: fragment of alabaster [28-5-2], fragment of glass vessel [28-5-3], large stone scarab uninscribed [28-5-4], faience amulet [28-5-5], copper figure of cow [28-5-7], faience udjat [28-5-6], fragment of Roman red polish pottery with bird design incised [28-5-1].

(3) G 7781
G 7781 A: Down 11.3 meters. Clearing debris of sand and dubsh.

Thursday, May 3, 1928
Forty-fifth day of work.

Locals: 55

Cars emptied, line ___:
5:00 - 7:30: 85
8:00 - 12:00: 157
2:00 - 5:40: 170
total: 412

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7520 N
(3) G 7524 A, a
(4) G 7650 south of
(5) G 7781 A

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing debris in street between G 7520 and G 7650. Uncovered tombs G 7520 N and [G 7524 a], cut in the rock. Uncovered stone cut steps going up to south, south of G 7520 N. Found in debris: head of limestone statuette [28-2-20], fragment alabaster [28-5-21].

(2) G 7520
G 7520 N: The upper stones of this pit having been previously removed, here remain the lowest courses only. On the west is a chamber cut in the rock under east face of G 7520. The lintel has been inscribed but is illegible. The door blocking is completely removed, stones of it lying at the floor of the pit. Room is full of debris to within 20 cm of roof.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    05/02/1928; 05/03/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

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."