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Monday, August 23, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 974 (continued)
(4) a gold nail, hammered [ILLUSTRATION] L 1.95

No. 975: Area west of south half of 899 and eastern end of 521, includes the depression where 882 rested on [ILLUSTRATION]
(1)-(9) displaced inlays, etc.

No. 904: continued. See page 876 and A4102.
Attempted to clear the gold sheet 976 which rests on 904 and removed (51)-(62) but had not finished at close of work.
(61)-(62) gave an important clue to the use of some of the gold sheets.

*A4104: no. 899 and deben-rings, looking east
*A4105: no. 904 (No. 976) as is, looking east
*A4106: group 700 etc, looking east

Tuesday, August 24, 1926
Day of rest.

The portions of the signs proves conclusively the place of [GLYPHS]. For the title [GLYPHS], see Queen Merry-ra-ankh-nes [GLYPHS], Mariette, Abydos I, 2 and II, pl. 43, who was [GLYPHS]

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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
    08/23/1926; 08/24/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette, French, 1821–1881
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ankhnesmeryre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Queen of Dynasty 6 buried at Abydos.
  • 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

  • François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1821–1881
    • Remarks Pasha; Egyptologist; Professor; Archaeologist of Sphinx Temple. 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.