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Sunday, November 14, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1429: potsherds, continuation of 1423. A4427.
(1-46) small fragments and scraps as 1428.

No. 1430: area west of 1428 and 1429. See A4428 (in red).
Swept up loose debris on floor: bits of charcoal, scraps of pottery, pottery decay, wood decay, cloth decay and small scraps of gold sheet: and a malachite inlay. Also five scraps mud-sealings. Wheeler.

No. 1399: Swept up decayed substance on top of coffin lid; the east half. Granules shift like decayed wood. Ca. ten scraps of gold and some bits of copper. Dunham.

No. 1431: area east of 1430. See A4428 (in red).
Soft debris as in 1430. Wheeler.

No. 1408: See pages 1488-9 and A4437.
Behind coffin gold sheet from beam 1405.
L 143.3, W 11.2-9.0 cm, eleven lines making ten rills: Three notches for corner sockets and staples. See 1405.

No. 1405: See pages 1488-9 and A4437.
Gold beam with copper fittings, lifted onto board, began examination (to be continued tomorrow).

*A4438: beams south of coffin, looking northeast.
*A4439: floor debris south of coffin, looking east.
*A4440: beams behind coffin, looking south

Monday, November 15, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1407: copper sheath, bottom of long beam, corner frame: L 252.4, W 7.2 cm. See pages 1488-9 and A4440. Lay bottom up with wood and gold case detached below it.


Made of three pieces joined at 22.1-22.6 and at 142.9-143.5. Seven nails at first joint and five at second; Nails along both flanges as 1374 and occasional nails in bottom.
1) large staple, side (b) at 8.0 cm indicated by dent in flange.
2) large staple, side (c) at 13.5-15.3 indicated by plaster on bottom.
see over

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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
    11/14/1926; 11/15/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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."