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Saturday, March 5, 1927 (continued)

(3) G 7340 (continued)
G 7340 X: Photographed door blocking and then removed stones. A limestone sarcophagus (Old Kingdom) with lid pushed aside by robbers. The sarcophagus is incised and painted with intricate panel designs. The lid curved above, with rectangular ends, has a leopard skin incised on top. The debris in the chamber (on south) shows traces of much water at some time. Few potsherds and scattered bones of the body are visible. Sarcophagus empty but for a few bones left by robbers. The roof and walls have in places red lined markings as for levels and distances. A niche is cut in the south wall of chamber. No hieroglyphs visible on sarcophagus.
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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
    03/05/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

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  • 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."