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Friday, September 17, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
No. 1047: resumed. See A4184.
(104)-(124) potsherds of same types as before.
Many loaded with cloth (gray muck), wood, dried gray drab mud.
(119) red brown ware bowl (model) [ILLUSTRATION]

*A4186: no. 1047, looking east.

The removal of 1047(121)-(124) has exposed the southern side of the great deposit of copper and shows its depth.

Mr. Lucas came with report on samples submitted to him. All plaster is carbonate of lime (except that used in masonry). The sample of copper carbonate submitted is without structure. Copper swells over one hundred percent in changing to copper carbonate. He afterwards found a deposit of quartz sand south of the pyramids and sent me a small box full.

No. 1048: resumed. See B6043.
This is a jumble of brown wood, both sheet like and fibrous, one fragment of well preserved wood accidentally stained with copper, exposed two more rectangular flints.

No. 1050: See B6043.
Group of potsherds under 1049.
(1) fragment of alabaster rim from 1037 (q.v.).

*A4187: no. 1050 etc, looking east.

Wheeler began plan, scale 1:5, of area south of coffin, see pages 1039 - 1042 (of notes).

No. 1051: See pages 1039 - 1042 and A4187.
Rectangular flint [ILLUSTRATION]
The copper implement No. 751 is clearly a copy in metal of this rectangular flint (see Nos. 1052, 1053, below)

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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."