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Thursday, March 31, 1927 (continued)

Work on:
(1) street G 7200
(2) street G 7300
(3) street G 7400
(4) G 7410 B

(1) Street G 7200
Clearing down to level of mastaba casing in room G 7240 a, b.

(2) Street G 7300
Clearing northwards on upper debris of street G 7300, south of G 7350. Found in debris: faience amulets, fragments, etc., copper and wood fragments.

(3) Street G 7400
Clearing northwards on upper debris of street G 7400, south of G 7450. Found in debris: faience amulets, fragments, etc., copper fragments.

(4) G 7410
G 7410 B: Rigged tripod and winch for lifting sarcophagus, and prepared track for moving sarcophagus to gates.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Weight of sarcophagus 3.5 tons: purchase used 4 to 1, of rope 7 cm diameter (factors of safety about 20).

Friday, April 1, 1927
Sixty-fifth day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 - 12:00: 100, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 110
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 90, 8:30 - 12:00: 138, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 150
[totals] line IX: 270, line X: 378
Total 648

Work on:
(1) street G 7200
(2) street G 7300
(3) street G 7400
(4) G 7410 B

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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
    03/31/1927; 04/01/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

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."