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Saturday, August 14, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 916: continued.
(2)-(39) inlays, etc, displaced. Swept up crumbs, etc. exposed gold hieroglyphics [GLYPHS] in bowl under debris.

*A4073: area 916, etc., looking east
*A4074: no. 737, looking south
*A4075: group 700, looking east

Sunday, August 15, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

As the air in the chamber is becoming damp, have been preparing a ventilation pipe (diameter 15 cm) to lead from fan in chamber to south side of hut above. Began on Friday the 13th. [ILLUSTRATION] Two timers employed, have brought ten sheets 1 x 2 meters. Today we put in (at noon) the first three sections which were fastened to the wooden props. After 5 p.m. put in a fourth section of four meters. Runs up the northwest corner of the pit. The improvement in the air was immediately noticeable.

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew inlay 916 continued, scale 1:1, see page 809.

No. 737: resumed. See A4074.
(1) removed north-south wood, higher level, area d and
(2) exposed "gray muck" (cloth); removed cloth and exposed floor wood (north-south).
(3) removed north-south wood, higher level, area E.
(4) removed "gray muck" (cloth), area E and exposed floor wood (north-south).
(5 - 6) same proceed for f. Along the south wall is a line of plaster running east-west 14 cm from wall marks the southern side of the box, between this and the south wall the wood lies in jumbled fragments (collapsed south side of box).
(7) area g along west wall, disintegrated "gray muck" without any floor layer of wood.

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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
    08/14/1926; 08/15/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

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

  • 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."