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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, July 21, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
The pieces 702 b and 708 b are small overlapping pieces on the inscription.
702b = [GLYPHS]
708b = [GLYPHS]
The signs on these are in relief and smaller than the rest of the inscription.
Under the middle of [GLYPHS] the word [GLYPHS] is written in black ink.
[ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS]

Under 702 and 708, clearly in the box [GLYPHS] lie eight or more large hollow silver rings [ILLUSTRATION] inlaid with dragon flies in colored stones. There are three or four stacks of these [ILLUSTRATION].
The box stood on legs (?) and when it sunk down some unseen object under it on the floor raised a protuberance in the bottom sheet of the box and disturbed the rings. In the middle of this nest of rings some source of oxidation has been operating and has destroyed some rings entirely, all rings have been more

microfilm: end page 415

Details

  • 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
    07/21/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

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.