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Wednesday, February 9, 1927 (continued)

(5) G 7430
Clearing Roman mudbrick building, G 7400 Pt iii, xiv, on top of mastaba.
G 7430 B: Clearing chamber I, rock cutting on west; found in debris: on alabaster vessel.

(6) G 7440
Clearing on top of mastaba and revealed pit X; found in debris: faience ushabti fragments.
G 7440 X: Down 1.53 meters; Roman pit, built of masonry at top.

Thursday, February 10, 1927
twenty-second day of work

George A. Reisner went to bed again with severe bronchitis. (in Reisner's handwriting)

cars emptied:
line IX 6:30 am - 8:00 am: 60, 8:30 am - 12:00: 130, 1:00 pm - 4:35 pm: 110
Total 300

Work on:
(1) G 7340 mastaba
(2) G 7430 B
(3) G 7440 X
(4) G 7520 mastaba

(1) G 7340
Clearing on top of mastaba to southwards; found in debris: diorite vessel fragments, alabaster fragments, faience: vessel fragments, beads, etc. [flint knife, etc.]

(2) G 7430
G 7430 B: Chambers I and III, clearing debris.

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  • 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
    02/09/1927; 02/10/1927
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

Published Documents 2

People 2

Modern People

  • 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 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."