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microfilm: begin page 468

Monday, August 23, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew No. 971, scale 1:1 page 873
Wheeler drew area northwest of 899, scale 1:1, page 874
Wheeler drew area north of 899, scale 1:1 page 875 (beads)
Wheeler drew No. 904 as is, scale 1:1, page 876.

No. 971: continued. See page 873 and B6022.
(114)-(134) miscellaneous inlays Z10 and others.
*B6023: no. 971 as is, looking east.
(135) gold hieroglyph [GLYPHS] on rock. (this completes the four sets of large signs, but 5 [GLYPHS] are still missing).
(136)-(142) miscellaneous inlays, etc.

No. 969: See page 873 and B6023.
Fragment of rilled sheet under Z10, face up but crumpled
Underneath lay thin layer of wood, wood dust, on floor dust.

No. 971: continued. See page 873 and B6023.
(143)-(148) inlays from Z10.

No. 965: continued. See page 873 and B6022.
(53) groups of beads (and scattered beads) lifted into a board in original order. These rested on floor dust.

No. 972: See page 874 and A4103.
Group of inlays buried in silver oxide etc. west of northwest corner of 899.
(1)-(46) inlays faience and stone, fragments plaster, gold leaf, etc.

No. 973: See page 874 and A4103.
Fragment of rilled sheet [ILLUSTRATION] L 6.4, W 1.5

No. 974: See page 874 and A4103.
Mass of debris on northwest corner of No. 899.
The lower layer is a continuation of the painted plaster and wood which lies on the northeast corner of No. 899. Over this has fallen silver oxide from the deben-rings, stone inlays, etc. Among the fragments of plaster

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

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.

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."