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microfilm: begin page 626

Tuesday, November 23, 1926
Day of rest.

Wednesday, November 24, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1195:
(e) wood along north edge of box as far as 1480
(d) part of west side of box fallen out to north;
picked up fragments of wood and swept up rest.

No. 1480:
(c) eastern part of area 1480 paralleled to 1195
(e) pottery decay, one small fragment and five or six scraps of red brown ware; scraps of gold, dust.

Treated remaining parts of 1195 and 1480 with celluloid solution
Wheeler drew remaining part of 1480 scale 1:1, page 1583.
Wheeler work rest of day on scale drawing of no. 1351 (panel on coffin) scale 1:1 (see page 1584).

Thursday, November 25, 1926

Thanksgiving Day, reunion of American residents at Gezira.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1482: continuation of 1480 west: see pages 1583 and 1509-10 and A4471
(1)-(3) faience inlays
(4) plaster setting from wooden beam which held copper bar (prong of staple)
[ILLUSTRATION] L 3.35; D 0.7; W hole 0.55
(a)(i) removed east-west wood which appears to be part of box 1195.
(5) three potsherds and some bits intrusive in (a)
(6) strips of gold L 3.1; W 0.25
ii) swept up wood crumbs and dust
iii) swept up floor dust
(b) area west of (a) see A4471 and page 1583
(7) and (9) inlays (8) three crumpled bits of gold sheet
i) swept up part west of north-south wood to rock: uncovered splash of plaster or rock as further north.
The north-south wood gives under edge of coffin.

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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
    11/23/1926; 11/24/1926; 11/25/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."