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Wednesday, November 13, 1929 (continued)

(2) G 7310
G 7310 B: Transporting sarcophagus from pit to gate of excavation.

(3) G 7510
Clearing south end of mastaba, clearing the central line of mastaba over a width of about 10 to 15 meters, working northwards.

(4) G 7750
G 7750 X: Down 3.3 meters. Built of rubble above, rock-cut below. Debris rubble, sand, and bone fragments. Four chambers, on north, south, east, and west, numbered III, I, II and IV respectively; pit goes on down.

(5) G 7756
Clearing top of mastaba. Built of small masonry, much destroyed. Debris: rubble and sand. Niche, uninscribed, facing east. Found in debris: fragment of inscription limestone.

Guard employed on workshop floor for [TRANSLITERATION] [Hetepheres] reconstruction.

Thursday, November 14 1929
Twelfth day of work.

Locals: 31

Cars, line XIV:
5:50 - 8:00: 40
8:30 - 12:00: __
3:00 - 4:20: 87
total: 127

Work on:
(1) G 7700 street
(2) G 7220 A
(3) G 7310 B
(4) G 7510
(5) G 7750 X
(6) G 7757 and A

(1) Street G 7700
Clearing northeast of G 7750. Debris rubble and sand. Found: fragment of inscribed limestone. Uncovered mastaba G 7757 and pit A.


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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
    11/13/1929; 11/14/1929
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

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

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • 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."