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Saturday, April 9, 1927 (continued)

(4) G 7220
Clearing behind casing stones, found six casing blocks with red paint quarry marks on east face.
[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 7410
G 7410 B: Constructing packing case of sarcophagus. Photographed sarcophagus.

(6) G 7450
G 7450 X: Clearing debris from pit. Upper stones of pit lining fell, but as the top had been leveled previously, the section can be reconstructed on paper.

(7) G 7000 X
Removing wood fibers and fragments of gold and inlay from beneath the sarcophagus.

(8) G 7440
G 7440 Z [= G 7442]: Removed last of necklace and loose beads below it.

Sunday, April 10, 1927
Seventy-second day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 56, 8:30 - 12:00: 115, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 130
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 77, 8:30 - 12:00: 125, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 145
[totals] line IX: 301, line X: 347
Total 648

Work on:
(1) G 7300
(2) G 7400
(3) G 7310
(4) G 7320
(5) G 7410 B
(6) G 7000 X

(1) Steet G 7300
Clearing debris from street between G 7350 and G 7450. Found in debris: fragment inscribed limestone, part of limestone statue, faience fragments, amulets, etc.

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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
    04/09/1927; 04/10/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

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."