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Saturday, November 30, 1929 (continued)

(6) G 7761
G 7761 A: In chambers, sand and rubble.
Rubble 'a': pit iii. Found in debris: faience beads, udjat, glass fragment, rock-cut coffin, north to south, lid broken.
Room 'a': chamber iv. Opened remainder of blocking in doorway and sandy debris in doorway.
Room 'b': Cleared debris of rubble and sand. Found in debris: faience beads, broken into G 7759 Z.

Sunday, December 1, 1929
Twenty-seventh day of work.

Locals: 43

Cars, line XIV, XV:
6:00 - 8:00: 34, 37
8:30 - 12:00: 60, 78
1:00 - 4:25: 58, 62
totals: 152, 177
total: 329

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7510
(3) G 7530 A
(4) G 7754
(5) G 7757 A
(6) G 7759 Z, W
(7) G 7761 B, 'a'
(8) G 7000 E III [G 7000 E 3]

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7761 and south of. Clearing debris of rubble and sand and debris of sebbakheem. Uncovered late grave G 7000 E III [G 7000 E 3].

(2) G 7510
Clearing top of mastaba at north end. Found: fragment of copper, fragment of limestone with quarry marks [29-12-22].

(3) G 7530
G 7530 A: Transporting sarcophagus and lid from room to gateway.

(4) G 7754
Clearing late mud brick walls on top of mastaba. Found in debris: faience beads [29-12-12, 29-12-13], copper fragments [29-12-15], udjats [29-12-7, 29-12-8, 29-12-9], glass beads [29-12-3, 29-12-4], pierced pebbles [29-12-1], ushabti fragment [29-12-17].

(5) G 7757
G 7757 A: Opened door blocking of room X. Stones strongly cemented. Interior of room seems to have been lined (?) with cemented blocks. Uncovered face of large anthropoid schist sarcophagus lid, completely buried in debris of broken stones. Found in doorway debris: about one hundred seventy (170) ushabtis many inscribed [29-12-21], fragments of R.P. [red polished] canopic jar, fragments broken from lid of sarcophagus [29-12-20].
___: In room IV, unwrapped mummy in southwest corner, to uncover the lower wrappings for photograph.

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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
    11/30/1929; 12/01/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

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."