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microfilm: begin page 738

Saturday, April 2, 1927
Sixty-sixth day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 70, 8:30 - 12:00: 110
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 72, 8:30 - 12:00: 118
[totals] line IX: 180, line X: 190
Total 370

Afternoon work stopped for Bairam festival.

Work on:
(1) street G 7200
(2) street G 7300
(3) street G 7400
(4) G 7410 B

(1) Street G 7200
Clearing down to gebel in room G 7240 c.

(2) Street G 7300
Clearing northwards on upper debris. Found in debris: faience fragments, amulets, beads, alabaster fragment.

(3) Street G 7400
Clearing northwards on upper debris south of G 7450. Found Roman mudbrick wall on top of debris, running east - west across street.

(4) G 7410
G 7410 B: Moved sarcophagus to suitable position on causeway of [TRANSLITERATION] [Khufu] for building casing round it. Raised lid of sarcophagus by tripod, winch, and purchase and placed beside top of pit.

Sunday, April 3, 1927
Worked stopped for Bairam festival.

Monday, April 4, 1927
Sixty-seventh day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 65, 8:30 - 12:00: 120, 1:30 pm - 6:15 pm: 160
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 85, 8:30 - 12:00: 130, 1:30 pm - 6:15 pm: 180
[totals] line IX: 345, line X: 395
Total 740

Work on:
(1) G 7200
(2) G 7300
(3) G 7400
(4) G 7540 Y, Z
(5) G 7410 B
(6) G 7000 X

microfilm: end page 738

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
    04/02/1927; 04/03/1927; 04/04/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 4

Published Documents 1

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

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."