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Thursday, November 28, 1929 (continued)

(5) G 7761
Clearing mastaba. Uncovered pits A and B in body of mastaba, and later grave G 7000 EII.
G 7761 A: Down 5 meters, rock-cut, rubble walls above almost destroyed. Debris: rubble and sand.
G 7761 B: Down 5.2 meters, mud wall above, rock-cut below. Debris: rubble and sand.
Room 'a': Cleared room of rubble, sand and black debris. Two pits in floor at south end, I and II. At the north end of the west wall a passage opens into a burial chamber, door blocking of stone blocks, top course removed anciently.
In pit i: Down 2 meters, rock-cut, chamber open on south.
In pit ii: Down 1.3 meters, rock-cut.

(6) G 7000 E II [G 7000 E 2]
Height .65 meters. Built of rubble and mud brick, north to south. Debris: rubble and sand. Roof broken away.

Friday, November 29, 1929
Twenty-fifth day of work.

Locals: 42

Cars, line XIV, XV:
6:00 - 8:00: 42, 40
8:35 - 12:00: 38, 80
1:00 - 4:30: 32, 103
totals: 112, 223
total: 335

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7340 X
(3) G 7510
(4) G 7530 A
(5) G 7757 A
(6) G 7761 A, B, 'a', i, ii, iii, iv, X

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7261, clearing southwards.

(2) G 7340
G 7340 X: Transporting sarcophagus and lid to gate.

(3) G 7510
Clearing top of mastaba at north end.

(4) G 7530
G 7530 A: Preparing to transport sarcophagus and lid to gate.

(5) G 7757
G 7757 A: Down 12 meters. In rooms iii, iv, and vii. Found in pit debris: scarab, glass fragments. Uncovered entrance to chamber No. X, to the south at foot of pit. Doorway has been sealed with stones and cement, and from traces on walls it appears

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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
    11/28/1929; 11/29/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • 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."