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Wednesday, August 11, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Resumed work on cloth boxed No. 737.
1) Took up the "gray muck" under potsherds No. 888, swept clean the northern edge exposing four more small potsherds.
2) The north-south wood, the bottom of the lower box, is more visible over the whole area right up to south wall but lies at two levels due apparently to differences of pressure.
3) Removed clumps of dislocated "gray muck" along west wall (and west of alabaster bowl).
4) Swept up crumpled wood along west wall (decay of west side of box or boxes).
Wheeler drew plan scale 1:5 of above (737)

*B6016: nos. 879 and 878, looking east

No. 878: resumed. See page 773 and A4056 (B6016).
(140)-(196) inlays etc from K and S.

No. 895: See page 773 and A4056.
Gold sheet, case of rilled rod, broad rills, overlapped edges, H 4.3, W sheet 11.2, D ca. 2.81

*B6017: no. 878 wood as is, looking northeast

At this stay Wheeler drew the wood now exposed over area 878 and the inlays, scale 1:1, see page 780 of notes.

No. 878: continued. See page 780 and B6017.
(197) north-south wood, a staff.
(198) east-west wood.
(199)-(225) inlays from K, etc.

No. 896: See page 765 and B6017.
Wood against east side of north end of 883.

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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."