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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 15, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1432: floor area marked in red in A4439. See pages 1509-10.
Wheeler swept up loose material in surface.
i) scraps of potsherds
ii) few bits of charcoal
iii) scraps of facing plaster
iv) disintegrated cloth and wood
v) layer of floor dust (limestone) in hollows (as usual) exposed remains of wood, but most of wood on floor consisted of mere wood dust.

No. 1433: floor area marked in red on A4439. See pages 1509-10.
Deposit of "gray muck" continuation of No. 1300.
Wheeler swept up or removed top layer and found a sheet of wood north-south grain on a lower layer of cloth (as in 1300): i.e. two traces[?].
String and potsherd between two layers.

No. 1400: the fragments of decayed wood dropped down from copper sheath (beam) 1407 (q.v.). See A4441.
Dunham removed in sections, placed on trays beginning at the north end.
(a) from north end to near cylinder socket (5)
1) side staple at 2-4.2 from north end of wood (not indicated on sheath 1407).
2) medium large staple on side (b) = 1407 (1)
3) large staple on side (c) = 1407 (2)
4) side staple on side (d) = 1407 (3)
b) section of wood
5) cylinder copper socket [ILLUSTRATION] flange down on side (c)
6) side staple on side (d) = 1407 (4)
(c) section of wood
7) cylinder copper socket as (5) on side (c) flange on side (c)
8) side staple on side (d) = 1407 (6)
(d) section of wood
9) copper cylinder socket as (5) flange on side (c)
(e) section of wood, smooth end of beam
10) large staple on side (e) of (3) above
11) side staple on side (d) = 1407 (8)
12) copper, dovetail socket attached to gold and left in place.
(f) swept up crumbs of wood

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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
    11/15/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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."