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microfilm: begin page 897

Monday, March 18, 1929
Thirty-fifth day of work.

Locals: 29

Cars (line XIII):
6:00 - 8:00: 72
8:30 - 12:00: 61
1:00 - 4:45: 76
total: 209

Work on:
(1) G 7600
(2) G 7540 T
(3) G 7650 A

(1) Street G 7600
East of G 7650. Clearing northwards. Debris of late mud brick building. Uncovered pit G 7600 X in room Pt XXIII. Found in street debris: faience amulets [29-3-240, 29-3-241] and ushabti fragment [29-3-239].

(2) G 7540
G 7540 T: Opened blocking of room V. Two rock-cut sarcophagi within, side by side, north to south. Roofed with stone slab, one of which, in each case, has fallen by earthquake (?) or similar disturbance, on to the wooden anthropoid coffin and body within.

(3) G 7650
G 7650 A: Down 5 meters. Rock-cut below. Found in pit debris, which contains some large fallen blocks of stone: ushabti fragments [29-3-238], fragments of faience vessel [29-3-236].

Tuesday, March 19 1929
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 20 1929
Thirty-sixth day of work.

Locals: 52

Cars (line XIII):
6:00 - 8:00: 54
8:30 - 12:00: 121
1:00 - 5:00: 162
total: 337

Work on:
(1) G 7600
(2) G 7560 Y
(3) G 7650 A and 'a'

(1) Street G 7600
East of G 7650. Clearing northwards. Found: ushabti fragment [29-3-243], amulets [29-3-241, 29-3-244, 29-3-245, 29-3-246, 29-3-247].

(2) G 7560
G 7560 Y: Clearing debris of sand and black dust from sarcophagus. Cleared bones of body for photograph.

(3) G 7650
G 7650 A: Down 8 meters.
Room 'a': Clearing chapel on west side of mastaba: parts of inscription and reliefs, the name [TRANSLITERATION] [Meretites] occurs.

Thursday, March 21 1929
Thirty-seventh day of work.

Locals: 50

Cars (line XIII):
6:00 - 8:00: 82
8:30 - 12:00: 122
1:00 - 5:00: 135
total: 339

Work on:
(1) G 7600
(2) G 7540 T
(3) G 7650 A, C, 'a'

microfilm: end page 897

Details

  • 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
    03/18/1929; 03/20/1929; 03/21/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Meretites (G 7650)

Tombs and Monuments 6

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Meretites (G 7650)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (with husband Akhethetep) of G 7650. Identified as [sAt nswt n Xt=f Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr Nt] king's daughter of his body, priestess of Khufu, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Neith. Parents are probably Khufu and Meretites [I].

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."