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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 707

Tuesday, March 1, 1927
Day of rest

Wednesday, March 2, 1927
Thirty-ninth day of work

Cars emptied:
line VIII 6:00 am - 8:00 am: 94, 8:30 - 12:00: 215, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 195
[Total] 504

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) street G 7300
(3) north of G 7240

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler fitted lifting gear in position for lifting sarcophagus lid, and placed jacks in place. All ready for lifting and removing lid. Two jacks at south end, one at north end, on wooden blocks.
[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) Street G 7300
Clearing debris west of G 7440, east of G 7340, in street No. G 7300. Found in debris: diorite statue arm fragments, granite vessel fragment, alabaster fragment of statuette, faience fragments, beads, etc.

microfilm: end page 707

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
    03/01/1927; 03/02/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

Modern People

  • 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."
  • 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."