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microfilm: begin page 408

Saturday, July 17, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
*A3978: nos. 705 - 708, looking east

Wheeler drew inlays 707, scale 1:1 see page 619 (notes).
Wheeler drew inlays 709, scale 1:1 see page 620 (notes).
Meanwhile I removed the wooden flooring on rock under 675.
[ILLUSTRATION]
The western edge could not be traced nearer to west wall than ca. 8 cm. This is the same as the lowest layer of east-west wood encountered near the bronze [ILLUSTRATION] and southwards. It has been continuous over the whole floor but shrinkage (it is estimated that the wood has shrunk to almost sixty percent of its original size) has left gaps between the boards. On this floor was deposited all the objects so far removed from [ILLUSTRATION] to south, including the pile of pottery (675 etc). On the pottery rested the carrying chair (bed). Swept up the rock floor to edge of 696.

Removed No. 713: See page 620 and A3974.
Displaced inlays fallen from 702 and 704 and lying on 621a. Mainly from row 4.

Removed No. 714: See page 620 and A3974.
Displaced inlays on 621a south of 713. Mainly border strip, but two from row 4 and one from row 5.

Removed No. 707: See page 619 and A3978.
On gold sheet 708. It is clear that the inlay 707 collapsed on top of sheet 704 and 706.
(1)-(14) part of group 2 of row 3
(15)-(21) part of row 4
(22)-(47) were in confusion and came from row 5 with a few scattered pieces from 3 and 4.

Removed No. 715: Gold sheet fragment of box, L 4.1 cm x 1.4 cm

*B5998: no. 707 as is, looking east
*B5999: no. 707 and 709, looking east
*A3979: southeast corner of room, looking east
*A3980: southwest corner of room, looking south

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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
    07/17/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."