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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, November 1, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Sent in communiqué (October 26) this morning.

No. 1369: See pages 1305/6 and A4380/A4382.
Gold pole like 1367, etc. Length 209.5, copper butt detached stuck to but of 1362. Bulb end to north. Wood badly decayed.

No. 1361: See pages 1305/6 and A4380, A4382.
Gold pole (lies on top of 1351 inlays) bulb end, to south, length 209.5. Copper sheath in place, length 5.0. Wood badly decayed.
The decay of the wood in all ten poles 1361 - 1370. (Now removed was noteworthy.) Often the two ends were better preserved while the middle hard decayed to ash or shriveled unnaturally (fungoid). [ILLUSTRATION] The parts were separated by longitudinal shrinkage. Often the parts, even those well preserved were flattened to an oval section. [ILLUSTRATION]

No. 1400: The lid of the coffin is covered (under the poles) with a similar lumpy deposit (decayed wood?) to that visible from the first at the northwest corner.

No. 1351 - No. 1354: The inlaid boards on the lid.
[ILLUSTRATION]
No. 1351 and No. 1353 have narrow borders and have the two halves of the inscription separated by a cross pattern [ILLUSTRATION]. Each inscription begins at its end of the board and reads towards middle.
No. 1352 has broader border and no dividing strip in middle [GLYPHS].

No. 1383: Wood, scattered over pottery (north end of photo A4381) mostly fallen from beams and poles.

No. 1182: See A4381.
Potsherds (1)-(3) red ware tub.

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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
    11/01/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
    Snefru
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

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.
  • Snefru

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 4. Father of Khufu.

Modern People

  • 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.