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Sunday, April 10, 1927 (continued)

(2) Steet G 7400
Clearing debris between G 7450 and G 7530. Removing Roman mudbrick work G 7400 Pt VI. Found in debris: faience fragments, ushabtis, beads, diorite statue fragments.

(3) G 7310
Clearing debris behind casing stones, found eleven casing stones on west side, with quarry marks on the reverse.

(4) G 7320
Clearing debris behind casing stones, found eight casing blocks with quarry marks on west side.

(5) G 7410
G 7410 B: Removed the winch used for lifting sarcophagus to the west, preparatory to rigging gear over G 7000 X.

(6) G 7000 X
Removed middle section of wood and fragments of gold and inlay from beneath sarcophagus. Photographed.

Monday, April 11, 1927
Seventy-third day of work

Cars emptied:
line IX 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 64, 8:30 - 12:00: 130, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 110
line X 5:45 am - 8:00 am: 72, 8:30 - 12:00: 116, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm: 122
[totals] line IX: 304, line X: 310
Total 614

Work on:
(1) G 7300
(2) G 7400
(3) G 7310
(4) G 7320
(5) G 7450 X
(6) south of G 7540
(7) G 7410 B
(8) G 7000 X

(1) Street G 7300
Clearing debris from street between G 7350 and G 7450. Uncovered the remainder of mud-brick chapel walls east of the north niche of G 7350. In front of this niche is a large polished slab of marble, and on each side of the niche the lower part of a columnar pedestal(?). North of niche is a low bench of stone slabs on similar slabs on edge.

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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
    04/10/1927; 04/11/1927
  • 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."