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Giza: Book V, 1925 - 1926

Sunday, July 4, 1926 (continued from Book IV)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
see page 558 and A3941
No. 656: A band of very fragile wood running east-west over 658, 629 and westward to above 667. Was over 654. Proves to be very thick and from its position might be end of frame of east-west boundary; is of different appearance from main bars of bed.

No. 657: Triangular fragment of alabaster on side of 629

No. 658: Is a fragment of alabaster bowl east of 629 in same level, but could not be moved at this stage.

No. 659: Cleaned off the rubbish on 658, 629. On 629, decayed pottery.

No. 660: Fragments of charcoal on 629.

No. 661: A potsherd of a WSR jar lying on top of 629 and broken in three places.

No. 662: North-south wood under west end of 653. Three fragments of gold. Underneath more mud model (continuation of 618).

*A3944: pile of vessels, models (618), copper oxide (617) etc, looking south along west wall.

Monday, July 5, 1926

American Fourth of July party at Winships in the evening.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew scale plan 1:5 of pile of pottery as now is, on page 566.

No. 617: The mass of oxide mentioned on June 30 (see Diary IV, page 382) was supposed to be from a pile of copper blades, on examination today, it proved to be merely a lump of powdery, light green oxide (9x 41 cm) resting on east-west wood.
Wheeler added to plan (1:2 scale) on page 538, details of 318 now exposed.

No. 618: continued (see June 30, page 383 of Diary IV)
(44)-(58) five models of type i and six of type ii and unidentifiable fragments.

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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
    07/04/1926; 07/05/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mr. Winship
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Mr. Winship

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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."