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Saturday, March 26, 1927 (continued)

(4) G 7440
G 7440 Z [= G 7442]: Wheeler opened lid of limestone sarcophagus, body inside, lying on back, hands at sides, head turned slightly to west (head at north end). A limestone headrest, in three separate pieces to east of skull, and bead work in confusion over the full length of body. Small scraps of gold visible among the beads in places. Photographed.
[B6189 - B6190, A4614, A4621]

(5) G 7450
G 7450 A: Depth 14.40 meters. Block from door blocking removed by robbers. Large room within, sarcophagus cut in floor, lid removed, body bones on top of lid.

Sunday, March 27, 1927
Sixty-first day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 72, 8:30 - 12:00: 104, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 164
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 50, 8:30 - 12:00: 125, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: 110
[totals] line IX: 340, line X: 285
Total 625

Work on:
(1) street G 7200
(2) street G 7300
(3) G 7410 B

(1) Street G 7200
Clearing southwards on west side of street.

(2) Street G 7300
Clearing upper debris from south to north at southern extremity of street G 7300 south of the line of large mastabas. Found in debris: wooden statuette (fragments of gold on face), copper bowl, faience amulets, fragments etc., beads, small fragments, granite statue.

(3) G 7410
G 7410 B: Wheeler arranged with Cairo Museum for loan of winch, timber, etc. for lifting sarcophagus.

Monday, March 28, 1927
Sixty-second day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:40 am - 8:00 am: 180, 8:30 - 12:00: 214, 1:30 pm - 4:50 pm: 200
line X 5:40 am - 8:00 am: 135, 8:30 - 12:00: 170, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: 150
[totals] line IX: 594, line X: 455
Total 1049

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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
    03/26/1927; 03/27/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

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."
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."