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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 28, 1927 (continued)

(1) Street G 7300
Clearing southwards at the end of street G 7300 and removing the rail embankment, by line VIII.

(2) G 7240
Clearing between mastabas G 7240 and G 7230, to uncover the north face of G 7240.

(3) G 7430
Clearing debris on top of mastaba, working to southwards.

(4) G 7440
Clearing debris at south end of mastaba G 7440. Found in debris: diorite vessel fragment, faience fragments.
G 7440 Y [= G 7441]: Depth 8.80 meter. Chamber cut in rock on south. No door blocking.

(5) G 7000 X
Wheeler fitted cradle to lid of sarcophagus for lifting.
[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    02/28/1927
  • 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."