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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, April 18, 1927 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
At the point in the pit shaft where it takes a step to the east, more delay (3/4 hour) was experienced.
I. [ILLUSTRATION]
The sarcophagus met the rock at (A) before the lower end cleared the platform at (B), and the rock had to be broken away at (A) and wedges etc. used to put the sarcophagus in a position to lift further.
Wheeler and one man having come up on top of the sarcophagus from the chamber, and two others stationed on platform (B) attended to this.

II. [ILLUSTRATION]
The sarcophagus was landed at the surface and lowered onto wooden rollers ready to be moved away.

IV. [ILLUSTRATION]

(2) Street G 7500
East of G 7530, clearing debris. Found in debris: faience elephant.
[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
    04/18/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."
  • 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."