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Friday, October 18, 1929

[G 7330-7340]
G 7340 X: Lifted sarcophagus and lid.

[G 7650]
G 7650 C: Preparing to lift sarcophagus.

Saturday, October 19 1929

[G 7650]
G 7650 C: Lifting lid of sarcophagus up pit.

Sunday, October 20 1929

[G 7650]
G 7650 C: Lifting sarcophagus. (Borrowed extra supposedly good rope from 'Service des A' which broke four times.) (Weight of sarcophagus between 4 and 5 tons.)

Monday, October 21 1929

[G 7650]
G 7650 C: Lifting sarcophagus. Landed on surface.

Tuesday, October 22 1929
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 23 1929

[G 7060]
G 7060 B: Clearing debris in chamber, and preparing to lift sarcophagus. (Sarcophagus 5.3 to 4.6 tons.) Limestone.

[G 7430-7440]
G 7430 X: Preparing lifting gear for sarcophagus. (Sarcophagus 2.4 to 2.6 tons, black granite.) Proposed arrangement at pit head [ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    10/18/1929; 10/19/1929; 10/20/1929; 10/21/1929; 10/22/1929; 10/23/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

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."