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Wednesday, April 6, 1927 (continued)

(4) G 7130
Clearing debris from between casing stones and core where possible to uncover quarry marks on back of casing stones. Found marked stones on north face, east face and north end of west face.

(5) G 7140
Clearing debris between casing stones and core where possible to uncover quarry marks on back of casing stones. Found marked stones on east face.

(6) G 7000 X
Photographed wood and gold under sarcophagus. Tried a gauge at foot of pit, preparatory to lifting out sarcophagus, and found sufficient clearance.

(7) G 7440
G 7440 Z [= G 7442]: Treated beads and cloth in body with celluloid solution.

(8) G 7410
G 7410 B: Constructing a ramp for loading sarcophagus onto lorry.
[ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, April 7, 1927
Sixty-ninth day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 72, 8:30 - 12:00: 120, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 130
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 85, 8:30 - 12:00: 145, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 142
[totals] line IX: 322, line X: 372
Total 694

Work on:
(1) street G 7300
(2) street G 7400
(3) G 7110
(4) G 7120
(5) G 7130
(6) G 7140
(7) G 7450 A
(8) G 7451 A, B, C
(9) G 7440 Z [= G 7442]
(10) G 7410 B

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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
    04/06/1927; 04/07/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

Published Documents 1

Photos 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."