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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, May 10, 1928
Fifty-first day of work.

Locals: 44

Cars emptied, line XI:
5:00 - 7:30: 62
8:00 - 12:00: 108
2:00 - 5:50: 96
total: 266

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7520 N
(3) G 7550 A, B
(4) G 7660 Z

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing southwards in street, between G 7550 and G 7660. Found in debris: faience cylinder beads (late), small faience beads, ushabti fragment (inscribed), faience amulets six, head of cat amulet, three small udjats (faience), fragment of head of amulet, small stone pendant, fragment of glass, copper spear heads and two fragments, pot, bowl and small pot, copper axe head (?) broken, flint.

(2) G 7520
G 7520 N: Found in debris from room: small faience pendant (inscribed), glass cylinder bead (two pieces), ball bead, various beads and fragments, small flint, faience udjat, polished fragment of dark stone.

(3) G 7550
G 7550 A: Down 10.1 meters.
G 7550 B: Down 10.9 meters.

(4) G 7660
G 7660 Z: Depth 13.05 meters. Debris sand, rksh. Chambers on west (No. I) and on south (No. II), rock-cut and open. Clearing No. I.

Friday, May 11, 1928
Fifty-second day of work.

Locals: 45

Cars emptied, line __:
5:00 - 7:30: 70
8:00 - 12:00: 93
2:00 - 5:50: 96
total: 259

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7520 N
(3) G 7524 'a', 'b'
(4) G 7550 A, B
(5) G 7660 Z

(1) Street G 7500 south
Clearing between G 7550 and G 7660. Debris sand, rksh, dubsh, etc. Found in debris: small fragment limestone with wall relief, fragment blue frit inscribed bottle, three fragments lead, flint knife, fragments of ushabtis, faience amulet, faience cylinder beads, small worked point of black stone, fragment of base of large diorite vessel, fragment of limestone vessel, fragment of slate vessel [?], and one small pot. Uncovered pit No. G 7550 Z.

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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
    05/10/1928; 05/11/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

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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."