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Sunday, February 27, 1927 (continued)

(2) G 7000 X
D. Dunham preparing wood and plans for lifting the lid of sarcophagus.

(3) G 7330
Clearing debris on top of mastaba G 7330 and uncovering the north face of G 7340. North of this face two late burials, pits built of mud-brick and chambers roofed with stone slabs X and Y.
G 7330 X: Depth 1.50 meters. Built of mud and dubsh, chamber on south, closed with dubsh and roofed with slabs.
G 7330 Y: Depth 2.0 meters. Built of bricks, chamber on south, closed with dubsh and roofed with dubsh and stone.

(4) G 7430
Clearing debris on top of mastaba G 7430, removing the mud-brick buildings G 7400 Pt III and IV. Found in debris: copper fragment, faience fragments, diorite vessel fragment.
G 7430 W [= G 7441]: Depth 4.60 meters. Built of stones above, rock-cut below, chamber on west, cut in rock, closed with dubsh.

(5) G 7440
Clearing debris on top of mastaba, west of pit X. Uncovered the south face of mastaba G 7430.
Chamber (a): Clearing debris from room to southwards.
G 7440 Y [= G 7441]: Down 7.15 meters.

Monday, February 28, 1927
Thirty-eighth day of work

Cars emptied:
line VIII 6:00 am - 8:00 am: 84, 8:30 - 12:00: 210, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 194
[Total] 488

Work on:
(1) Street G 7300
(2) north of mastaba G 7240
(3) mastaba G 7430
(4) G 7440 Y [= G 7441]
(5) G 7000 X

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  • 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
    02/27/1927; 02/28/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

Published Documents 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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."