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microfilm: begin page 396

Wednesday, July 7, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 629: Large alabaster bowl, upside down, piece knocked out of rim on south, as it lied. Part of this piece lies under the break.
[ILLUSTRATION] D 43 cm, H 10 cm
Under 629 lies a big pottery bowl with two handles and a spout (as 628) right side up, this bowl has been broken in place over it lies a thick layer of fabric broken also along the lines of breakage of the bowl.

*A3949: area under 629, looking south-southeast
*A3950: area under 629, 673, 674, 675, 676, looking south.

Thursday, July 8, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew plan (1:5 scale) see page 579/580 of notes.
Treated cloth on 678 with celluloid solution.

Removed No. 677: See page 577(notes) and B5990.
(1) potsherd red brown ware [ILLUSTRATION]
(2) potsherd WSR jar [ILLUSTRATION]
(3) potsherd red brown ware bowl small
(4) a mass of decayed potsherds, pottery dust, etc. over this area, mixed with fragments of wood, plaster, etc. One or more red brown ware bowls broken when placed in tomb and decayed as placed, probably from salt in the clay. [ILLUSTRATION] cf. 628.
(a) fragments wood
(b) four sherds WSR
(c) small fragment alabaster

microfilm: end page 396


  • 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
    07/07/1926; 07/08/1926
  • 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."