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Wednesday, September 8, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
*B6028: strings, etc, looking east
*A4157: no. 1200 as is, looking east
*A4158: coffin, etc, looking north-north-northeast

This was Mary's birthday, big party at camp this night.

Thursday, September 9, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew No. 1200, page 990 scale 1:5.

No. 1200: resumed. See A4157.
(h) removed higher lying eastern layer of cloth. [ILLUSTRATION] lower granular stuff (wood?).
(i) removed top of lower lying western layer. [ILLUSTRATION], loose stuff mixed with scraps of pottery, etc.
(j) removed (j), when this formation was made the cloth was still flexible but tender.
(k) cleared up broken debris south of h - j, wood, cloth, plaster, etc.
(l) removed isolated lumps of gray muck to north of h, i, j. [ILLUSTRATION]
This then appears to have been a box of cloth extending to east. [ILLUSTRATION]

microfilm: end page 499


  • 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
    09/08/1926; 09/09/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.
  • 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."