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Sunday, April 17, 1927
Seventy-eighth day of work

Cars emptied:
line XI 5:20 am - 8:00 am: 200, 8:30 - 12:00: 290, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 222
Total 712

Work on:
(1) G 7500
(2) G 7450 X
(3) south of G 7540 V, a
(4) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7500
Clearing debris east of G 7530. Uncovered room G 7530 a.

(2) G 7450
G 7450 X: In chamber of pit II. Clearing debris. Found in debris: large scarab of green stone (inscribed), slate scarab (inscribed), stone beads, faience amulets, and ushabti fragments.

(3) G 7540
South of mastaba G 7540, north of G 7550.
G 7540 V: Depth 10.90 meters. Chamber on west, rock-cut, no door blocking.
Room a: Built of stones, part inscribed.

(4) G 7000 X
Completed construction of case for lifting sarcophagus. Turned sarcophagus back on to its base having first put the lid back in position, with muslin between it and the sarcophagus. First covered the alabaster with felt and canvas, then placed panels of light woodWork on each face, and finally built a crate of heavier wood over this to take the rope slings and to bear the scraping of transit.
Placed rope sling in position and erected tripod, winch, etc. over pit mouth, and left all in readiness for lifting.

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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
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

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."