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Friday, March 4, 1927 (continued)

(2) Street G 7300
Clearing debris in street, finished clearing chapel of G 7340, chambers a and b of small pit south of south wall, G 7340 Y, large pit north of north wall G 7340 X.

(3) G 7340
Clearing on top of mastaba G 7340 at south end thereof. Found: limestone inscribed pillar.
G 7340 X: Depth 4.55 meters. Built on top with dubsh and bricks, cut in rock below. Door (large) on west, closed with large blocks one of which is displaced (by robbers) at the top. The pit descent inside of a chamber opens to the west and south in which is a painted limestone sarcophagus with lid half removed by robbers.
[ILLUSTRATION]
G 7340 Y: Depth 1.50 meters. Built of dubsh, chamber on south built of dubsh, no door blocking, roofed with slabs.
[ILLUSTRATION]
Room a: Cleared debris inside room, built of dubsh, mud faced. Door opens to north and another on west into room b, chamber b. West of room a, built of dubsh faced with mud.

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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
    03/04/1927
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 2

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."