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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, October 16, 1927

Found by M. Baraize in tomb of [TRANSLITERATION] southeast of temple of second pyramid:
three model saucers (alabaster)
three fragments offering table (?) alabaster
one fragment alabaster
one fragment (elbow) alabaster statue

December 1927 to February 1928
See SEMNA diary.

Tuesday, March 13, 1928
First day of work

Work on:
(1) south of G 7690

(1) G 7690
Commenced to clear a small area south of G 7690 in order to run a railway out from street G 7500 to the southward.

Wednesday, March 14, 1928
Second day of work

Work on:
(1) south of G 7690
(2) south of G 7691

(1) G 7690
South of G 7690. Clearing debris of limestone and broken blocks from large mastaba. Uncovered burial pits Nos. G 7690 A to G 7690 F. Found in debris south of G 7690: faience bead with [GLYPHS] sign, faience ball bead, fragment of inscribed stone.
G 7690 J: Depth 0.90 meters. Built of mudbrick and dubsh, running north to south. Roof blocks broken on south.
G 7690 K: Built of dubsh.
G 7690 C: Built of dubsh and mud-brick.
G 7690 D: Built of dubsh and mud-brick.
G 7690 E: Depth 0.80 meters. Built of mudbrick and dubsh, north to south. Roof blocks broken in at south end, cleared to gebel.
G 7690 F: Depth 0.60 meters. Similar to G 7690 E.

(2) G 7691
Clearing debris on south face of small mastaba. Uncovered pits nos. G 7691 A to G 7691 D.

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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
    10/16/1927; 03/13/1928; 03/14/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Émile Baraize, French, 1874–1952

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

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."
  • Émile Baraize

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1874–1952
    • Remarks French engineer working for the Service des Antiquities who excavated around the Sphinx from 1926-1936.