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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 1, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 1043: See pages 1039/1042 and A4381 etc.
Alabaster jar with lid [ILLUSTRATION]
Looked into intact interior - in bottom mass of reddish substance, residue of original contents. (Packed in small box made to order.)

No. 1182: resumed. See A4381.
(4)-(60) mostly red ware tub but some fragments of types 1201 and 1207
(19) shallow bowl,

No. 1184: See A4381.
(1)-(19) WSR jar, red ware tub, red brown ware basin, recurved rim, and shallow pan. [ILLUSTRATION] and [ILLUSTRATION]

*A4383: pottery 1184 etc, looking east

Removed wood from 1361, 1369, packed these and sent up.

*A4384: coffin lid, looking north-northeast
*A4385: coffin lid, looking south

No. 1351: North half. [GLYPHS]

Continued in Book VII

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

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

  • 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.