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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 901

Tuesday, March 26, 1929
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 27 1929
Forty-second day of work.

Locals: 53 (and one half)

Cars (line XIII):
6:00 - 8:00: 82
8:30 - 12:00: 123
1:00 - 5:00: 118
total: 323

Work on:
(1) G 7510 south of
(2) G 7650 B
(3) G 7750 A, Z
(4) G 7751 top of

(1) South of G 7510
Clearing westwards in cross street south of G 7510. Debris of mud brick building, rubble, sand and blocks fallen from south face of G 7510. Found in debris: faience fragments, small weight [29-3-321], copper wire [29-3-325], fragment of alabaster [tablet] [29-3-320], one jar [29-3-319], one small jar [29-3-318].

(2) G 7650
G 7650 B: Down 2.2 meters. Built of large blocks.

(3) G 7750
G 7750 A: Down 10.6 meters. Debris: sand and rubble.
G 7750 Z: Down 5.3 meters. Rock-cut below. Found in pit debris: ushabti fragments [29-3-316], copper ring fragments [29-3-317].

(4) G 7751
Clearing debris of rubble and sand from top of mastaba.

Thursday, March 28 1929
Forty-third day of work.

Locals: 52 (and one half)

Cars (line XIII):
6:00 - 8:00: 88
8:30 - 12:00: 129
1:00 - 5:00: 122
total: 339

Work on:
(1) G 7510 south of
(2) G 7650 B
(3) G 7750 A, Z

(1) South of G 7510
Clearing westwards in cross street. Found in debris: lumps of blue color [29-3-337], fragments of alabaster vessel [29-3-326], amulet[s] [29-3-331, 29-3-339, 29-3-340, 29-3-349, 29-3-352, 29-3-353, 29-3-356], carnelian beads [29-3-344], [diorite] udjat eye [29-3-330] and pendant [29-3-357], glass beads [29-3-346], copper fragments [29-3-359], parts of four small alabaster jars [29-3-362,363, 29-3-364, 29-3-365], faience cup [29-3-366], limestone double cup [29-3-361], granite weights [29-3-335, 29-3-336] and [schist] dish [29-3-338], lump of lead [29-3-367], two small jars [29-3-368, 29-3-369], parts of two large alabaster bowls [identified as limestone in register: 29-3-370, 29-3-371], fragments of "new year's" bottle [29-3-328].

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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
    03/26/1929; 03/27/1929; 03/28/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7510

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7650

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7750

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7751

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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."