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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 456

Sunday, August 15, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 916: resumed. See page 809 and A4073.
(40)-(55) miscellaneous inlays, etc.
Swept up and drew next layer on page 815, scale 1:1.
(56)-(78) miscellaneous inlays, plaster etc.
(74) gesso backing of rilled sheet.
[ILLUSTRATION]

*A4077: no. 920 and Z9 inlays, also wood of 886, etc, looking northeast
*A4076: no. 916 and areas to south and west, looking east.
*B6018: no. 737, looking south.

Monday, August 16, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

Put in another 5 meter section of ventilating pipe and put a cap on the end, beyond the fan [ILLUSTRATION] to increase the draft. Lucas came in the morning.

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew group of gold sheets (521, 899, 775, 886, 876 etc.) scale 1:2, see page 816 (notes).
Wheeler drew inlays No. 220 scale 1:1, see page 817 (notes).

No. 916: continued. See page 815 and A4076.
(79)-(83) clumps of beads in order, all appear to be yellow beads.
(80) [ILLUSTRATION]
The lines show the beads actually preserved the dotted lines show the minimum lozenge proved by the preserved beads (see supra page 452).
(86)-(88) are three gold hieroglyphics of eastern row resting on thin debris in alabaster bowl (775). Face down [ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS] These dropped out before the wood (with the other inlays) fell to north.

No. 886a: See page 816 and A4076.
Wood lying on 886, remains of the wooden core of the basis of the headrest. The curving of the top is visible on one side [ILLUSTRATION]. The wood has shifted to south and intrusive inlays etc. have slipped in from west between 885 and 886.

microfilm: end page 456

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
    08/15/1926; 08/16/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 4

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

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. 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."