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Tuesday, January 18, 1927
second day of work

D. Dunham and Wheeler not working.
In the morning, I drove over to Saqqarah to see Firth's Dynasty 3 tomb.

[ILLUSTRATION]
It is not yet certain that the thieves have penetrated the chamber.

Cars emptied:
line VII 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 173, 8:30 am - noon: 130, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 120
line IX 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 50, 8:30 am - noon: 100, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 52
[totals] 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 223, 8:30 am - noon: 236, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 172
[line totals] line VII 429, line IX 202, [grand total] 631
In early morning on dump, the carry was very short. In the afternoon, men went in pits and half of IX gang was taken to VII.

Work on:
(1) G 7143 (line VII)
(2) G 7144 (line VII)
(3) Street G 7300 (line IX)

(1) G 7143
Having cleared away the dump, began clearing away old debris over mastaba G 7143. Pit A was cleared last year. Pits B and C are large plundered pits and were in hand today. Also E and F.
[ILLUSTRATION]
G 7143 B: Down 280 cm
G 7143 C: Ended at rock; no chamber; depth 185 cm
G 7143 E: An intrusive pit with chamber (built in debris) on south.

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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
    01/18/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."