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Friday, April 30, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7247 (continued)
G 7247 G: Clearing debris. Depth 8.0

(4) G 7249
Clearing to west of room G and removing debris by Line VII.

(5) G 7251
G 7251 E: Clearing debris. Chamber on west. Down 4.50.
G 7251 F: Down 2.50.

(6) G 7000 X
Drew plan (295) showing line of hieroglyphs and also (Z)-3.
Removed No. 412: (1)-(15). There fifteen hieroglyphs (gold) are from the middle line, part of which has already been removed.
The signs [GLYPHS] are visible but were left as a marker for the name which must be under decayed wood further south.
Removed 413: (1)-(23) the frame and inlays of (Z)-3.
Removed some of the decayed wood powder around southwest and west side of eastern palm capital exposing 413 (24)-(30).
Drew supplementary plan to 413 (24)-(30)
Removed 413: (24)-(30).
*A3798: eastern part of area in hand
*A3799: western part of area in hand

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

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7247

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7249

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7251

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Published Documents 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.