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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 353

Saturday, May 29, 1926

Cool weather.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X.

(1) G 7000 X
No. 487: (90)-(107) wing.
Cleaned up along wall.
*A3847
No. 489: (23)-(26) part of (Z)-4 with variation.
No. 487: (108)-(148) wing.
No. 499: Gold band, 17 x 1.35 cm.
Under this part of (S).
[ILLUSTRATION]
No. 500: Gold band, 15.5 x 2.35 cm.
No. 501: Fragment of (Y)-1 lattice.
Under this part of (S) with red carnelian inlay.
*A3848
No. 498: (48)-(50) from floor deposit north of wing.

Sunday, May 30, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Resumed on lower side of wing.
No. 490: (37 - 54), (55)
*A3849
Cleaned up under 490.
Drew plan (502) (scale 1/2).
No. 502: (1)-(27) floor deposit south and west of wing.
No. 503: Gold band which was under 499, 12.5 x 1.6
No. 502: (28)-(56) floor deposit west of wing.
Under 502 were several heaps of lumps of plaster on the floor and covered with about 1 cm of dust (wood and plaster). Cleaned this away.
No. 504: Fragments heavy gold sheet with nails, from bed(iv)
No. 505: Fragments of (Y)
No. 506: (1)-(12)
(1)-(4) [GLYPHS] [Hetepheres] on top of large sheet of gold to south (except (1)).
Cleaned dust off of west part of the above mentioned sheet.
*A3950
*A3951

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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
    05/29/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

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.