Skip to main content
This site is under construction. Thank you for your patience.
Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 437

Wednesday, August 4, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew 842, scale 1:1, pages 720 - 721.

No. 842: continued. See page 720 - 721 and A4036.
(39)-(96) inlays and black gold from K rows 1 - 4, but (88)-(93) from Q.

No. 843: See page 340 (May 14)
Gold ribbon, was originally lying north of palm capital and was turned over to northeast as its east end was attached to pile.
[ILLUSTRATION] L 24.4, W 1.25+

No. 844: Gold hieroglyphs from east column, lie on gold sheet No. 845. [GLYPHS] (3) under (1).

No. 845: Rilled sheet against northwest side of palm capital under 844, crumpled.
[ILLUSTRATION] L 18.6

No. 842:
(91)-(102) displaced inlays.

No. 846: See page 720/721 and A4036.
Group of inlays on alabaster bowl No. 775.
(1)-(20) displaced inlays.

Turned sheet No. 847 back over leg 776.

No. 848: Gold sheet from rilled rod.
[ILLUSTRATION] L sheet 11.4, H 4, W rill ca. 0.9, overlap ca. 0.7
Inside decayed wooded cores.

No. 832: (see page 712) See pages 720 - 721 and A4037.
Rilled rod, gold case, as 848, L sheet 11.5, H 8, W overlap .7.

Brushed off area 842, 846 and 845.

No. 847: See page 720 - 721 and A4036.
Crumpled rilled sheet 14.5 x 11.3 cm

*A4039: area 842, 846, etc, looking south

microfilm: end page 437

Details

  • 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
    08/04/1926
  • 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."