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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 730

Wednesday, March 23, 1927 (continued)

(5) G 7540
G 7540 X: Pulled down the stone lining of pit which stood above street level.

Thursday, March 24, 1927
Fifty-eighth day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 130, 8:30 - 12:00: 174, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: 160
Total 464

Work on:
(1) street G 7200
(2) street G 7300
(3) G 7440 Z [= G 7442]
(4) G 7450 A
(5) G 7540 X

(1) Street G 7200
Clearing southwards on west side of street. Uncovered the south end of lower blocks of G 7230.
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(2) Street G 7300
Between G 7350 and G 7450 clearing upper debris southwards by rail No. IV. Found in debris: faience beads, amulets, fragments, scarab, diorite fragment, copper fragments, alabaster fragments.

(3) G 7440
G 7440 Z [= G 7442]: Opened door blocking and removed stones. Undisturbed Old Kingdom burial. Rough limestone sarcophagus, lid in place. Canopic jars and offering models (alabaster) visible in southeast corner in hard muddy debris (signs of water).
[ILLUSTRATION]

microfilm: end page 730

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
    03/23/1927; 03/24/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

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."