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microfilm: begin page 400

Saturday, July 10, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler treated fabric 688 (under 678f)
Wheeler drew plan 1:5 scale on page 592-593 (notes)

Removed No. 687: See page 592 and A3954.
(1)-(26) miscellaneous potsherds.
(14), (19), (21) are fragments of alabaster bowl.

Cleaned away the dust under 687.
Cleaned up debris from 680 which lay on 688, having fallen through cracks between part of 678.
Treated parts of 688 thus exposed.

No. 688: Is the layer of fabric under 678, lies on thin layer of wood (?) which rests on the mass of potsherds (675) mainly from an enormous basin.
Removed 688a fabric on upper corner of 675(96). See A3956.

No. 675:
Removed 675(96)-(100) fragments of big basin.

*B5991: side view showing relation between 688 and pits of potsherds.

No. 688 b, c, d, e: See page 592 and A3956.
Removed these fragments of fabric, swept up sand, plaster etc. and exposed layer of thin wood.

*A3957: area 678, 675 etc., looking south
*A3958: cloth 688 etc, looking south
Treated wood under 688 b, d, c, east

No. 675(101)-(137) fragments from big basin, etc.
Under 675(114) and (115), exposed east-west wood resting on rock.

*A3959: floor debris north of 675 (see no. 689), looking south.

Removed No. 689 a, b, c and began d:
No. 689(1)-(4).
(1)a is a large piece of hard, cream colored plaster with prints of reeds(?), flat surfaces, and finger-marked surfaces.
(1)b is a larger fragment.
(2) fine group of charcoal fragments.
(3), (4) pieces of wood.
The layer under (1)-(4) is very

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

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."