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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, November 14, 1929 (continued)

(2) G 7220
G 7220 A: Transporting sarcophagus from pit to gate of excavation.

(3) G 7310
G 7310 B: Transporting sarcophagus from pit to gate of excavation.

(4) G 7510
Clearing northwards at south end of top of mastaba.

(6) G 7750
G 7750 X: In pit and chamber. Down 5 meters. Debris: sand, rubble and bones. Started to clear room I (on south), II (east), and III (north).
Room I: found in debris: faience amulet eight pieces, faience udjats, faience beads (cylinder and ring), small flint. Cleared room.
Room II: found in debris: faience bead, cleared.
Room III: bones disturbed. Found in debris: faience figure, five fragments of glass vessel, faience beads, one RBW [red brown ware] jar. Cleared.
Chambers small, badly cut, with irregular walls and ceilings.

(6) G 7757
This may not have been a mastaba. It consists now of an open space on the rock with mud brick wall around three sides (north, west, and east), possibly also on south originally. Pit A is in the center of this area, and outer pits to the east side, and below the east mud brick wall.
G 7757 A: Down 3 meters. Rock-cut. No super-structure. Debris entirely of white limestone chips, and some cement scraps (9 lbs.).

Friday, November 15, 1929
Thirteenth day of work.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler celebrate their fourteenth wedding anniversary today.

Locals: 31

Cars, line XIV, XV:
5:50 - 8:00: 35, 27
8:30 - 12:00: 62, 55
1:00 - 4:20: 50, 52
totals: 147, 134
total: 281

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7220 A
(3) G 7510
(4) G 7750 X
(5) G 7755 Z
(6) G 7756 west of
(7) G 7757 and A, S, T, U, V, W

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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
    11/14/1929; 11/15/1929
  • Mentioned on page
    Mrs. Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Mrs. Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."
  • 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."