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Saturday, November 20, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1471: area under 1470. See A4462.
Swept off the next layer of pottery in three strips (a), (b), (c).
i) bits of "gray muck" (cloth)
ii) fragments of wood
iii) scraps of pottery, flakes, and pottery decay
iv) layer of decayed cloth, dust
v) scraps of plaster and mud
vi) scraps of copper
vii) scraps of gold

*A4464: pottery, looking north.
*B6096: rubbish north of coffin, looking south.

Sunday, November 21, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1472: potsherds, continuation of 1470. A4464.
(1)-(154) mostly scraps of red brown ware as 1201 and 1207 but some of red ware tub, of red ware lid, etc.

No. 1473: the floor dust just north of coffin. See B6096.
The usual limestone dust with bits of limestone, plaster, etc.
Also two scraps of gold, three scraps of copper from pole-tenon, and fragments of rilled plaster (reed mat?).

*A4465: area south of coffin, looking north

No. 1474: Area between coffin and east wall. Wheeler began clearing away floor debris but stopped to get in with potsherds. See below.

No. 1475: Area under 1472. See A4465.
Swept off debris over this area exposing potsherds and further parts of box 1195, pottery, wood, cloth, dust, etc.

*A4466: area under 1475, looking north

No. 1476: Potsherds, continuation of 1472. A4466.
(1)-(72) scraps of pottery as before.
Wheeler drew bits of gold, copper, mud, under 1476 on page 1573 scale 1:2 (see 1477 below).

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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
    11/20/1926; 11/21/1926
  • 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."