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Thursday, March 29, 1928 (continued)

(8) G 7792 (continued)
G 7792 A (continued): Chamber is filled nearly to roof with water-born sand, the top being quite level, and about 1 meter above top of sarcophagus lid. Found in room debris: one ushabti and fragments, inscribed of faience ushabtis, one fragment of faience cup.

(9) G 7000 SE X to XIV [G 7000 SE 10 - 14]
No. X [G 7000 SE 10]: Depth 1 meter. Built of stones. North to south. Roofed with stones. Debris: rksh, dubsh, sand.
No. XI [G 7000 SE 11]: Depth .6 meters. Built of stones, east side broken. Stone roofing broken in.
No. XII [G 7000 SE 12]: Depth .6 meters. Built of dubsh east to west.
No. XIII [G 7000 SE 13]: Depth.6 meters. Built of dubsh north to south.
No. XIV [G 7000 SE 14]: Depth .37 meters. Built of mud brick, north to south.

Friday, March 30, 1928
Sixteenth day of work.

Locals: 53

Cars emptied, line VII:
6:00 - 7:30: 8
8:00 - 12:00: 11
1:15 - 5:15: 1-
total: 29

Work on:
(1) G 7350 A, C
(2) G 7690, east of
(3) G 7785 a, A, B, D
(4) G 7786 A
(5) G 7789
(6) G 7792 A
(7) G 7000 SE I, X, XII, XV to XIX

(1) G 7350
G 7350 A: Debris: rksh, dubsh, sand and broken blocks. Door blocking of room broken through by thieves. In chamber (on south), a red granite sarcophagus, overturned, with lid smashed, and the body fallen out and broken. Small alabaster pots, fragments of alabaster, wood and pottery scattered among the stones in the room. No inscription visible anywhere on sarcophagus. Sarcophagus type: [ILLUSTRATION], similar in size and shape to the alabaster sarcophagus of Queen Hetepheres.
G 7350 C: Down 11.2 meters. Debris: sand and dubsh. Found in pit debris: limestone mace head (?), small fragment of limestone, fragments of glaze faience from ushabti, udjat eyes, vessels, small figure, etc, fragments: copper, small faience crown [ILLUSTRATION], from inlay: small faience

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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
    03/29/1928; 03/30/1928
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 17

Published Documents 1

Photos 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."