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Saturday, March 12, 1927 (continued)

(3) G 7540
Clearing debris on top of mastaba to southwards. Found in debris: fragments of alabaster [27-3-603], slate [27-3-610], diorite vessel [27-3-608], granite statue [27-3-609], flints [27-3-607], faience ushabti fragments [27-3-590, 27-3-605], inscribed faience scarab [27-3-602], beads [27-3-601, 27-3-604], amulets [27-3-591, 27-3-592, 27-3-593, 27-3-594, 27-3-595, 27-3-596, 27-3-597, 27-3-599, 27-3-600, 27-3-606], etc.

(4) G 7410
G 7410 B: Moved red-granite sarcophagus of [TRANSLITERATION] [Meresankh], from its position northwards halfway through door into outer room, by jacks, with wooden rollers.
[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 7381
Clearing debris from mastaba offering room, previously excavated by Egyptian government. (Begun March 10 and continued on March 11). Cleared empty serdab.

Sunday, March 13, 1927
Forty-ninth day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 6:00 am - 8:00 am: 86, 8:30 - 12:00: 200, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 210
[total] 496

Work on:
(1) street G 7400
(2) G 7440 Y [= G 7441]
(3) G 7540 X
(4) G 7410 B

(1) Street G 7400
Clearing southwards in street between G 7530 and G 7440.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Found in debris: fragment of faience, beads, ushabti fragments, amulet statue fragment, copper and flint fragments, alabaster fragments, diorite fragment.

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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
    03/12/1927; 03/13/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Meresankh II (G 7410-7420)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

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."