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Monday, November 15, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

Wheeler packed 1406 and adjacent sheet of 1405 on board and sent up. Then No. 1405 rest on another board and sent up.

No. 1434: larger fragment of mud sealing: 5.2 x 4.2 x 2.4. See pages 1509-10 and A4439.
See No. 1706
1434, line (2) has only [GLYPHS] the rest is from 1428 (15)-(30) etc.
1434, line (4) is repeated three times on 1434.
1434, line (6) has only [GLYPHS] besides the cartouche and titles; the rest is from no. 1021.
The top of line (2) has not yet been found.
The top of line (4) has not yet been found.
The bottom of line (6) has not yet been found.

Wheeler drew plan of beams behind coffin (as is) on pages 1515-6; scale 1:5.

No. 1409: See page 1515-6
The end of a roof pole with copper tenon, hook and some wood in tenon.
[ILLUSTRATION] total L 21.6

No. 1410: double upright post as 1372 and 1373. See pages 1515-6 and A4441.
Lifted with great difficulty. For description see Nos. 1372 and 1373.

No. 1435: red ware model basin. See A4442.

*A4443: beams behind coffin, looking south.
*A4444: south ends of beams, looking north northeast
*B6092: no. 1433, looking east.

Tuesday, November 16, 1926
Day of rest

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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
    11/15/1926; 11/16/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

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

  • 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."