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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 13, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1424: potsherds; continuation of no. 1422. See A4425.
(1-101) potsherds as in No. 1422, fragments of white plaster.
(37) scrap and seal [ILLUSTRATION]
(57) lump of plaster from floor of door block [ILLUSTRATION].

No. 1426: See A4426.
Red ware model basin.
[ILLUSTRATION] D 8.7, 4.5; H 2.9

No. 1427: See A4426.
Red ware model basin like 1426.
[ILLUSTRATION] D 9.15, 4.5; H 2.9

No. 1425: potsherds; continuation of 1421. A4426.
(1-43) as before but includes 4 scraps of gold sheets.

*A4427: No. 1425/6, looking east
*A4428: Group south of coffin, looking east

Sunday, November 14, 1926

Dunham, Wheeler and myself from today.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Lowered No. 1405 on its board to its final position.

*A4437: beams behind coffin, looking south

No. 1428: potsherds, continuation of 1424. See A4427.
(1-36) mostly small fragments and scraps of pottery. Many pieces are scraps of white plaster from the door block, disintegrated cloth and wood, and fragments of mud sealings.
(15) [ILLUSTRATION]
(21) [ILLUSTRATION]
(27), (30), and (21) together gives [ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

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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
    11/13/1926; 11/14/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
    Snefru
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 6

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.
  • Snefru

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 4. Father of Khufu.

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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."