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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.

*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.
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.

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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
    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."