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microfilm: begin page 444

Sunday, August 8, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Removed mass of fragments of plaster and wood from over lower edge of 881, exposing inlays.
Cleaned fragments off area 879.

*A4051: nos. 878 and 879 as are, looking east.
*A4052: group 700, looking east

Monday, August 9, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew No. 737, page 764, as is (potsherd) A4050, scale 1:5.
Wheeler drew No. 878, page 765, as is (inlays) A4051, scale 1:1.
Wheeler drew No. 879, page 766, as is (inlays) A4051, scale 1:1.

No. 888: See page 764 and A4050.
Potsherds in No. 737 embedded in second or lower layer of gray muck (decayed cloth).
(1)-(3) fragments of big basis (see 675)
(4), (6), (8) complete red brown ware bowl [ILLUSTRATION] D 16, H 3.5
(7) small red ware saucer [ILLUSTRATION] D 8.8, H 1.8
(5) fragment of similar saucer
*(9) fragment of alabaster from southwest corner of lid of sarcophagus, appeared to be under north-south brown wood.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Was broken off before deposition of furniture in chamber. Have always assumed that this was done in offering coffin at Dahshur (?) but might have been knocked off in lowering coffin lid down pit. Appears now that piece was broken off at Dahshur (?) and brought along with rubbish to be dumped in southwest corner of chamber.

No. 889: See page 765 and A4051.
East-west brown wood under 878.
a, b, c; c is under 878(45) and is only wood powder.
These pieces of wood are probably from gold discs.
Brushed up underlying wood powder.

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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
    08/08/1926; 08/09/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

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."