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microfilm: begin page 769

Sunday, May 15, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A]

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Continued clearing debris from pit. Uncovered to top of a doorway into the burial chamber on the west, the door blocking of heavy blocks having been broken through by robbers at the top. Depth of pit 4.80 meters.
The debris of the pit from this point downwards is the original pit filling.
The entrance to the burial chamber is a short passage of about two meters, and the chamber itself runs northwards from the passage. In the burial chamber are: a basalt rectangular inscribed sarcophagus with lid partly raised and held in position by stones placed under it by robbers. Canopic jars and lids are lying on the floor, and a small pit (canopic) is cut in the floor at the south end.
Found in pit debris: base and part of feet of limestone statuette inscribed: [GLYPHS].
[ILLUSTRATION]

Men employed in camp packing small boxes for transport to Boston.

Monday, May 16, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A]

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Removed outer face of door blocking and ancient debris between this and the inner face of blocking. Found in debris at foot of pit one small scrap of gold foil.

Tuesday, May 17, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A]

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Cleared debris from door of burial chamber, clearing the inner wall of cemented blocks for photographing.

microfilm: end page 769

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
    05/15/1927; 05/16/1927; 05/17/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

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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."