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Saturday, May 12, 1928 (continued)

(6) G 7792 (continued)
G 7792 A (continued): The debris in the west sarcophagus was similar, but shows a distinct line of water level at 13 cm below top of sarcophagus: bones less distinguishable than in other sarcophagus, but line of wooden coffin visible.
Found in debris of east sarcophagus: three broken inscribed ushabtis, two fragments of wood, fragments of bituminous (?) substance.
Estimated weights: East sarcophagus: sarcophagus: 7.96 tons; lid: 6.94 tons; West sarcophagus: sarcophagus: 7.4 tons; lid: 5.07 tons

Sunday, May 13, 1928
Fifty-fourth day of work.

Locals: 50

Cars emptied, line XI:
5:00 - 7:30: 56
8:00 - 12:00: 96
2:00 - 5:50: 116
total: 268

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7550 A, B, Z
(3) G 7792 A

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing between G 7550 and cross street south of G 7660. Found in debris: small faience figures (two fragments), faience bead. Uncovered stone cut in steps as stairway to room G 7550 'a': this stone appears to be one of the upper stones of the mastaba, fallen, and cut into steps.

(2) G 7550
G 7550 A: Down 15.9 meters. Chamber, open, on south.
G 7550 B: Down 16.85 meters. Chamber, open, on south, and wall cutting in rock on north of pit.
G 7550 Z: Depth 7.1 meters. No chamber.

(3) G 7792
G 7792 A: Chamber i. Removed stone and debris of pebbles and sand from sarcophagus. Found: fragments of bituminous (?) substance, faience ushabti inscribed and fragment, heavy iron nail with large head, fragment of worked limestone. Photographed sarcophagus.

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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
    05/12/1928; 05/13/1928
  • 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."