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microfilm: begin page 441

Friday, August 6, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 868: See page 738 and A4043.
Rilled gold sheet, crumpled, runs under bottom sheet of deben box, gesso on back.
[ILLUSTRATION] L 23, W 11.1
On it, fragment silver, and stone inlay, some beads and scraps of black gold.

No. 869: See page 738 and A4043
Gold sheet, rilled [ILLUSTRATION] L 7.2, W 5.9

No. 854: continued.
After removal of 866 - 869 found a few more inlays belonging to group 854.
(77)-(85) see sketch No. 6 on page 746.

No. 870: See A4043.
Mass of wood, plaster and few scraps of black gold.

*A4044: group 700 as is, looking east
*A4045: south end leg, etc, looking east
*A4046: area between leg and capital, looking east

Saturday, August 7, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew group 700, scale 1:5, see notes page 747.
Swept up wood powder under 853 etc. exposing immediately 874, 875, etc. (gold)
Wheeler drew inlays groups 873(1 - 15), 842 (171 - 199) etc., scale 1:1, page 748.

No. 871: Wooden core of No. 857, rilled rod.

Swept wood powder south of area 853 under 871

No. 872: Sweepings 871 sub, etc.

*A4047: area nos. 873 and 842, between leg (776) and palm capital, looking east.

microfilm: end page 441

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
    08/06/1926; 08/07/1926
  • 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."