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Monday, February 4, 1929
Men arrived from Quft, having left Semna January 26, and remained in their village till now. Fifty-eight men arrived.

Tuesday, February 5, 1929
Men preparing railways and gear for digging.

Wednesday, February 6, 1929
First day of work.

Quftis: 55

Cars emptied (line XII):
6:30 - 8:00: 18
8:00 - 12:00: 62
1:00 - 4:50: 66
total: 146

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7560
(3) G 7000 SE LXIX to LXXI [G 7000 SE 69 - 71]

(1) Street G 7500 south
East of G 7560 and west of G 7670; continued clearance of this area, which is mostly occupied by late burial pits (shallow) built of rubble and mud. Found of this type No. LXIX to LXXI [G 7000 SE 69 - 71].

(2) G 7560
Clearing debris from north side of mastaba between it and G 7550, to the westwards.

(3) G 7000 SE LXIX, LXX, LXXI [G 7000 SE 69, 70, 71]
No. LXIX [G 7000 SE 69]: Depth .73 meters broken roof of chamber. Debris rubble and sand.
No. LXX [G 7000 SE 70]: Depth .82 meters. Built of rubble against west side of G 7670. Roofed with stone slabs. Found bones of body, disturbed. Found: two copper eyes of a statue and two fragments [29-2-1]; fragment of jar lid of alabaster [29-2-3], small head of blue faience ushabti [29-2-2]. Cleared to floor.
No. LXXI [G 7000 SE 71]: Height .8 meters. Built of rubble against G 7670. Roofed with stone slabs. Debris rubble, sand, bones of body.

Thursday, February 7, 1929
Second day of work.

Locals: 21

Cars (XII):
6:30 - 8:00: 32
8:30 - 12:00: 90
1:00 - 4:50: 116
total: 138

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7560
(3) G 7670
(4) G 7000 SE LXXII [G 7000 SE 72]

(1) Street G 7500 south
Continued clearance of area between G 7550 and G 7670. Found in debris: painted base jar. Found late burial pit No. G 7000 SE LXXII [G 7000 SE 72].

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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
    02/04/1929; 02/05/1929; 02/06/1929; 02/07/1929
  • 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."