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Thursday, March 3, 1927 (continued)

(2) Street G 7300
Clearing southwards in street, between G 7340 and G 7440. Uncovered the walls of chapel of G 7340, built of dubsh, faced with mud.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Found in debris: faience fragments, diorite statue fragments, flint fragments.

(3) G 7240
Clearing line of north face of G 7240.

Friday, March 4, 1927
Forty-first day of work

Cars emptied:
line VIII 6:00 am - 8:00 am: 66, 8:30 - 12:00: 126, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 106
[Total] 298

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) street G 7300
(3) G 7340 Y, X, a, b

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler replaced lid of sarcophagus, face down. Clearing debris from lower pit. Depth 1.22 meters, with a cutting in the south face from 38 meters down to floor.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Photographed pit and replaced boarding over mouth.

microfilm: end page 709

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
    03/03/1927; 03/04/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

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."
  • 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."