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Saturday, October 2, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 1103: See pages 1085/1088, B6074.
Flint flake [ILLUSTRATION]

No. 1071: resumed. See pages 1085/1088, A4272, B6074.
(107) large fragment thick red ware.
(108)-(110) areas as marked on A4272, removed wood, scraps of potsherds, etc. fallen from above, underneath in (108) and (109) was a thin layer of brown dust (wood?) resting on rock or on floor dust. But under (110) were traces of east-west wood probably from the fallen north side of box (4).

No. 1102: See A4272.
Floor area, cleaned off areas (d), (e) and (f) exposing wood on floor. The north-south wood on west edge rests on east-west wood.

No. 1068: resumed. See B6075.
(161) scattered group of eight or more red polished scraps, see A4273.
(162)-(163), (165)-(178) scraps of red polished, red ware and red brown ware, mostly decayed.
(179) cleaned up corner under the above - pottery decay and about twenty-five scraps.
(164) fragments of plaster 7 x 4.8 x 3.2.

No. 899: gold sheet rilled bottom of deben box - lifted

No. 1001 - 1007: Seven deben rings adhering together - lifted these all together and placed them on a padded tray which was provided with four strips of cloth, let the tray down into its box by means of the lifting strips. Tied the edges of the sheet together with thread tied over the deben rings, passed a specially made wooden mandrel (half round and tapering to fit inside of rings) through the rings (under the thread). Wheeler lifted the whole up and put the tray under it. No damage. Under it north-south wood and some scattered objects, see A4277.

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

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."