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Sunday, June 6, 1926

Hot day, maximum 38.5 degrees centigrade, minimum 25 degrees centigrade.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X,
No. 521: (82)-(120)
(87)-(120) from (S) (*A3866)
No. 524: (1)-(22) (*A3865)
North of 521, some from (S), but mostly from (Q).
*B5975: 524 as now is
No. 525: Wood powder massed under 524 (1)-(8) just southwest of palm capital. Underneath is a mass of (Q) inlays.
No. 524: (23)-(59) almost all from (Q).
*A3868: nos. 521 and 524 as now are

Monday, June 7, 1926

Hot day, maximum 39.5 degrees, minimum (6th - 7th) 27 degrees centigrade. Hot north wind.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 508: (102)-(110) main (Z), along west wall.
These inlays on floor dust have suffered from damp.
Wheeler drew plan 554 (60)-(150).
No. 524:
(60)-(66) gold [GLYPHS]
(67)-(116) mainly (Q). Some fitted together as they lay.
(117)-(125) - (P), (S), (Q)
No. 526: Gold sheet (Y) 9.5 x 6.5
No. 527: Gold sheet 2.4 x 2.4
No. 524: (126)-(150) mainly (Q).
*B5977: (area of mid. inscription), looking southeast
*A3870: palm capital, (S)-3, etc, looking south
*A3871: mass of pottery, looking southeast

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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
    06/06/1926; 06/07/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • 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."