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Wednesday, May 4, 1927 (continued)

(2) G 7530
G 7530 Z:

Section of pit G 7530 Z

Thursday, May 5, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7410 B]

(1) G 7410
G 7410 B: Boxes marked MFA 265, 266, and 267, containing the sarcophagus lid and fragments of lid, were dispatched by lorry to the Cairo Museum, sealed etc, and arrangements made for transport to Alexandria.

Friday, May 6, 1927
Cases sent off to Alexandria (see May 5, 1927).

Saturday, May 7, 1927
Men employed packing cases to be sent to Boston Museum.

Sunday, May 8, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7450]

(1) G 7450
Found fragment of inscribed limestone.

Monday, May 9, 1927 to Thursday, May 12, 1927
Packing antiquities for transport to Boston Museum.

Saturday, May 14, 1927

[Work on:
(1) G 7530 A]

(1) G 7530
G 7530 A: Clearing debris from large pit in room b, down 2.50 meters. Debris of robbers. Found in pit debris: large irregular block of limestone with inset cylindrical piece of alabaster. The alabaster pin (?) is inscribed and is cemented into the large block, inscription: [GLYPHS] also a fragment of basalt with smoothed surface.

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  • 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
    05/04/1927 through 05/14/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 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."