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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, May 21, 1928
Sixty-first day of work.

Locals:

Cars emptied, line XI, XII:
5:00 - 7:30: 55, 18
8:00 - 12:00: 43, 20
totals: 98t, 38
total: 136

Work on:
(1) G 7500 south
(2) G 7524 A, C
(3) G 7550 south of
(4) G 7772 D
(5) G 7792 A
(6) G 7500 Pt V

(1) Street G 7500 south
Continued clearing of debris from street. Uncovered dubsh wall, running east to west in street.

(2) G 7524
G 7524 A: Down 11.5 meters. Debris rksh, dubsh, sand.
G 7524 C: Down 8.8 meters. Debris rksh dubsh, sand. Found chamber No. ii on west, rock-cut, open. Found in pit debris: two small alabaster model saucers.

(3) G 7550
Clearing debris from south face of mastaba.

(4) G 7772
In clearing away rails from railway, uncover in the debris above the northwest corner of dubsh core of mastaba G 7772, two small limestone seated statues [28-5-218, 28-5-219].

(5) G 7792
G 7792 A: Debris from pit removed and piled against inside of excavation's boundary wall. Found in debris: three fragments of inscribed ushabtis.

(6) G 7500 Pt V
Cleared lowest floor of room, of hard limestone chips.

Tuesday, May 22, 1928

Fifty men left for Quft leaving twenty-nine as guards and, thirteen men in camp, seven others left for leave.

G 7772
Removed statuettes [28-5-218, 28-5-219].

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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
    05/21/1928; 05/22/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

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."