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Wednesday, April 13, 1927 (continued)

(4) G 7410
Clearing debris behind casing stones, found ten casing blocks with quarry marks on west of mastaba.
G 7410 B: Making box for transport of sarcophagus.

(5) G 7450
G 7450 X: Depth 12.55 meters. Chamber cut in rock on north of pit, no door blocking. A further pit in the chamber is numbered II. Fragments of sarcophagus in room. Chamber III on east, and also No. IV (north of III).
In these rooms are limestone sarcophagi, empty. Found in debris of pit: faience ushabtis, beads, fragments broken blue stone amulet, diorite fragment.

(6) G 7540
South of mastaba G 7540 between G 7540 and G 7550. Clearing debris from street. Pit G 7540 W descends from higher level in this street.

(7) G 7000 X
Constructing wooden casing for lifting sarcophagus.

Thursday, April 14, 1927
Seventy-fifth day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:20 am - 8:00 am: 44, 8:30 - 12:00: 182, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 82
line X 5:20 am - 8:00 am: 93, 8:30 - 12:00: 132, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 118
line XI 5:20 am - 8:00 am: __, 8:30 - 12:00: 35, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 192
[totals] line IX: 308, line X: 343, line XI: 227
Total 878

Work on:
(1) G 7400
(2) G 7500
(3) G 7350 south of
(4) G 7410
(5) G 7420
(6) G 7450 X, Y
(7) G 7540 V
(8) G 7550 south of
(9) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7400
Clearing debris east of G 7450. Uncovered pit G 7450 Y.
[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    04/13/1927; 04/14/1927
  • 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."