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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 461

Thursday, August 19, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

Completed ventilation pipe in G 7000 X.
Cost about £Egyptian 2 for materials and LE 3.600 for labor. Total: about LE 6.

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler added newly exposed details in red ink on plans, pages 825 and 826.

No. 941: continued.
(27)-(108), mostly Q inlays.
(51) is the missing gold [GLYPHS] sign from the middle row (inscription iii).

No. 942: See page 826 and A4081.
Gold ribbon face down [ILLUSTRATION] L 9.3, W 1.1

No. 943: See page 825 and A4083.
Fragment gold [ILLUSTRATION].

No. 931: See page 825 and A4083.
Two pieces of same rilled sheet, folded and crumpled.
Inside was 944 and an inlay.

No. 944: See page 825.
Fragment of rilled gold [ILLUSTRATION] L 4.4, W 1.4

Wheeler drew page 841.

No. 946: See page 840 and A4083.
Inlays on 945.
(1)-(15) miscellaneous inlays.

No. 945: See page 840 and A4082.
Gold sheet folded over, complete.
[ILLUSTRATION] L 19.05, W 14.45 - 14.3

microfilm: end page 461


  • 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
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

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."