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Wednesday, September 1, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 1009: See page 930 and A4127.
Silver deben removed b and oxide and inlays underneath.

No. 1008: See page 930 and A4127.
Silver deben, removed b and oxide and inlays underneath

These three 1008 - 1010 are practically destroyed.

No. 1018: See pages 847-848.
Inside deben 1004, 1005 and 1006, is shriveled wooden bar.
[ILLUSTRATION] tenon? L 9 cm, D 2 - 2.6
The wood is badly decayed and the shrinkage would be more than normal, but this may have been the wooden cylinder on which the deben were set.

*A4128: deben and 899, looking east
*A4129: ditto and group 700 as is, looking northeast
*A4130: no. 737 as is, looking south

Thursday, September 2, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew plan page 945 of No. 737 etc, scale 1:5.

*A4131: no. 737, looking south
*A4132: pottery, looking east

No. 737: continued. See page 945 and A4130.

No. 1016:
(10) is a flake of alabaster which fits a place on west side of coffin next to lid and about one-fourth from north end. The presence of this piece and the corner of the lid inside box 737, indicated that the first tomb of Hetepheres had been entered by thieves and that the thieves had opened the coffin. Otherwise it is improbable that these chips would have come out in the rubbish which was deposited in the southwest corner of G 7000 X (i.e. before the coffin). The burial in the alabaster coffin has probably been robbed.

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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
    09/01/1926; 09/02/1926
  • 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."