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Thursday, October 29, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 1371:
(c) The northern half of beam 1371, the part lying on coffin. See pages 1039/1042 and 1330/1331. Consists of copper bottom, copper end with tenon and socket, large staple (9), small staples (6), (7), (8) and (11), cylindrical copper socket (10), and gold sheet. Decayed wood and two circular plaster pads for cylindrical sockets. [ILLUSTRATION]. (10) [ILLUSTRATION]. Staples (6), (7), (8), (11) are like (4), see above. [ILLUSTRATION] Staples driven in wood (probably in prepared holes) so that the ends protruded, the ends were then hammered down along the grain and into the wood. Removed (9) and (10) (detached) and detached gold sheet. Gold sheet had been slumped between edge of copper and wood. Treated wood on copper bottom. Racked (b) on board and sent it up.
N.B. The beams under 1371 are badly broken.

Wheeler drew plan of poles and beams on back of coffin, scale 1:5, pages 1330/1331.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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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."