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Friday, July 16, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Attempted to remove gold sheet 704 but found it caught under 707, and turned it back to east without disturbing 707. Found that 702 and 708 are parts of same sheet and bears in relief the following inscription

Removed No. 705: This was a chunk of decayed wood face down with inlays on underside and a few displaced inlays about it, from row 3, group 2, and border.

*A3975: nos. 702, 704 etc, looking east
*A3976: no. 675 sub, looking south.

Saturday, July 17, 1926

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
*A3977: general view of west half of chamber, looking south.

No. 706: See page 499 and A3975.
Was removed.
[ILLUSTRATION] edge turned down, rilled. L 19.7, W 13.2 - 13.6
Underneath it, on 702 and 708, the rest of the inscription seen yesterday appeared.
"The Mother of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt. Hetepheres"
"Box containing rings" (deben)
Wheeler pointed out that [TRANSLITERATION] is translated "ring" in the dictionaries and here designates the large decorated rings under these sheets.
It is clear that these sheets represent a box. The furniture in the tomb

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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
    07/16/1926; 07/17/1926
  • 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."