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Thursday, June 14, 1928 (continued)

G 7540 (continued)
G 7540 T. Stopped work on pit. Down 6.5 meters. No potsherds or object in pit debris. Unfinished.
G 7540 S, G 7540 R, and G 7540Q: Removed door blockings.

G 7550
G 7550 'a': Removing late mud floor from room. Took up pot from northwest corner, embedded in mud floor

Street G 7500 south
Construction (?) ramp south of pit G 7540 T has had white plastered face on west side, parts still visible, as had also the south face of the boundary wall of G 7550:

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, July 27, 1928

G 7540
G 7540 Q, G 7540 R, G 7540 S: Removed debris from chambers. No trace of bodies, as presumably the bones had been completely disintegrated by water.

Saturday, July 28, 1928 to ________

G 7530
G 7530 A: Clearing chamber. Sketched position of objects and treated fragments of wood. The body lies broken under the three-quarter overturned sarcophagus of red granite: the skull separate to the northwest of sarcophagus. Several alabaster cups, of form [ILLUSTRATION], and fragments of an alabaster offering table, potsherds, two large bones of cattle and many small bones. The chamber was marked out by masons in red lines and there the fissures in the rock filled in with 'plaster of Paris' which bears many hand marks.

Wednesday, August 1, 1928 to Saturday, August 18, 1928

N.F.W[heeler] on leave in Cyprus.

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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
    06/14/1928 through 08/18/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

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."
  • 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."