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Monday, October 28, 1929

[G 7070]
G 7070 B: Lifted lid of sarcophagus to surface. Arrangement [ILLUSTRATION]
Preparing to lift sarcophagus.

Tuesday, October 29 1929
Day of rest.

Wednesday, October 30 1929

[G 7070]
G 7070 B: Lifting sarcophagus.

Thursday, October 31 1929

[G 7070]
G 7070 B: Landed sarcophagus on surface. Measurements: (inside) length: 197 cm; width: 57 cm; height 65 cm; (outside) length: 268 cm; width: 123 cm; height: 82 cm. Weight between 4.5 and 5.5 tons.

[G 7310-7320]
G 7310 B: Preparing to lift sarcophagus fragment.

Notes on the lifting of sarcophagi: G 7120 A; G 7220 A; G 7350 A; G 7340 X; G 7650 C; G 7060 B; G 7070 B; G 7310 B; and G 7520 A
Among the gear borrowed from 'Service des A' was a 6 inch hemp rope, which was an unknown potential source of considerable danger to us until is was discovered that its breaking strain was less than 1 ton. The breaking strain of 6 inch hemp should be in the neighborhood of 6 tons. Fortunately this rope broke several times at unimportant moments and its

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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
    10/28/1929; 10/29/1929; 10/20/1929; 10/31/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

Published Documents 1

People 1

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."