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microfilm: begin page 607

Friday, November 12, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1421: continued
(69) red polished flaring basin (rim partly missing).
[ILLUSTRATION] D 18.8, 10.9; H 5.6
(70) is a slightly larger example but with all the rim missing.

No. 1422: potsherd; continuation of 1420. A4423.
(1-67) potsherds as before, and many large fragments of white plaster. At last we understand. This plaster (sulfate of lime) was used in the Dahshur tomb to set the masonry blocking the entrance; smeared on the outside of the jambs and wiped with the hand or with fiber.
No. 67 was an enormous mass which had covered the entrance of a sloping passage with vaulted roof.
This suggests a passage like those of Dynasty 3 stairway tomb but of stone not crude brick.

No. 1423: area on A423 swept up.

*A4425: No. 1422, looking east
*A4426: No. 1421, looking east (a bit north)
page 1486 of notes

Saturday, November 13, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew plan of beams between coffin and last wall, scale 1:5, page

No. 1399 (b): top of coffin. Picked out the stones, plaster, fragments of mud from poles and beams, bits of gold and copper, lying on coffin lid in order to remove all extraneous matter from the crumbly deposit on the lid. See A4420.

No. 1423 area marked in red on A4426. Swept up disintegrated stuff on surface of floor debris, including small scraps of pottery, some charcoal, decayed cloth, wood, and dust.

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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
    11/12/1926; 11/13/1926
  • 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."