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Wednesday, May 18, 1927
Men employed packing small cases for dispatch to Boston.

Thursday, May 19, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7000 X]

(1) G 7000 X
Cleared debris chamber which had been previously dug from the lower pit. Photographed the blocking in the west wall, preparatory to removing the plaster and stones.

Friday, May 20, 1927
Men employed packing small boxes to go to Boston.

Saturday, May 21, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A
(2) G 7000 X]

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Cleared debris of door blocking from burial chamber.

(2) G 7000 X
Removed white plaster from blocking in west wall. Blocking consists of roughly dressed rectangular blocks of local limestone, and of some smooth dressed blocks of fine limestone. Photographed.
Removed the blocks and revealed a cutting in the wall, unfinished, about 2 meters deep. Inside was an alabaster box, with lid in place and a pottery lid on top. Fragments of charcoal were scattered on the floor and traces of a wooden carrying tray under the alabaster box.

Monday, May 23, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7530 A]

(1) G 7000 X
Photographed alabaster box. Removed lid, without disturbing dust on floor, and found the box to be cut in four compartments. In each compartment was a quantity of black material deposited from a liquid, and in three compartments there was also a quantity of clear liquid. Replaced lid.

Packed limestone bust for transport to Boston.

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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
    05/18/1927; 05/19/1927; 05/20/1927; 05/21/1927; 05/22/1927; 05/23/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 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."