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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 685

Tuesday, February 8, 1927
Day of rest.

Wednesday, February 9, 1927
twenty-first day of work

cars emptied:
line IX 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 66, 8:30 am - 12:00: 184, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 157
Total 407

Work on:
(1) Street G 7300
(2) Pit G 7143 B
(3) Pit G 7249 A
(4) Pit G 7340 mastaba
(5) Pit G 7430 B
(6) G 7440 X

(1) Street G 7300
Clearing street to southward between G 7340 and G 7440.

(2) G 7143
G 7143 B: Cleared bronze and gold crown(?) from chamber, and sent up in box; parts of bronze broken away and much of the thin gold covering fallen off.
[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7249
G 7249 A: Removed four limestone canopic jars and three lids (fourth lid later seen inside rock-cut coffin). One pottery jar, broken, and mud seal with impression(?) Lifted lid of sarcophagus. Skeleton, head north, with large skull fracture; signs of having been flooded with water at some time.

(4) G 7340
Clearing debris from top of mastaba; found in debris: faience ushabti and amulet fragments, faience beads and udjat amulets, glass and copper fragments, lapis scarab.

microfilm: end page 685

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
    02/08/1927; 02/09/1927
  • 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."