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Thursday, September 30, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 1300: southeast corner of chamber,
(e) is a layer of loose disintegrated "gray muck" (yellow drab tinge) lying [on top] of thick layer of gray muck.
Two fragments of decayed cord.
(f) is a layer like (e) and in fact a continuation of it.
Both (e) and (f) seem to be displaced - fallen down from the north or pushed up out of place by collapse of pile of pottery. The lower layer under (e) (f) is mashed on top with north-south wood.

No. 1078: See A4262 (enclosed in blue).
Group of scraps on wood on floor (53)-(64).
(63) is a large amount of scattered charcoal.

No. 1073: resumed. See A4260.
(77)-(88) badly decayed red polished, red ware and WSR potsherds and scraps, with much pottery dust.

No. 1068: resumed. See A4260.
(133)-(144) small potsherds and scraps of red polished, red brown ware, red ware, types 1201 and 1207, etc. Also much decayed and jumbled wood.

No. 1266: See A4261.
(y) swept up decayed wood, gray muck, dust, on western edge of 1266 as it now is, exposed potsherds of 1266.

*A4263: south eastern quarter, looking east
*B6070: no. 1300, etc, looking northeast
*A4264: no. 1300, gold beams, etc., looking north-northeast, wide lens
*B6071: no. 1098 etc, looking east
*A4265: no. 1068, 1073, etc, looking east

Friday, October 1, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1102: See A4262 (outlined in red).
Floor area under 1078, 1071, 1076, 1096, etc. Cleaned off the rubbish - pottery decay, fragments copper carbonate, bits of wood are disintegrated, "gray muck" - stuff which has dribbled down from above. Exposed east-west wood on floor, in spots the wood was crushed by the weight of pottery (1076, 1096, etc.)

Wheeler colored the gold objects yellow on pages 1039/1042

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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
    09/30/1926; 10/01/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • 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."