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Friday, June 4, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Cleaned up under 517 and over middle and western parts of 521.

Saturday, June 5, 1926

Hot weather, but north wind.

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
Wheeler drew area of 521 (and northwards) as far as palm capital.

No. 508: (98)-(101) along west wall. Cleaning up found further inlays buried in brown dust.
No. 516: Was taken up as far as south edge of (521).
No. 521: (8)-(15) mostly from (S).
No. 517: The gold hieroglyphs [GLYPHS] and [GLYPHS] lean on the continuation of (517).
Cleaned up under 521 (8)-(15).
No. 521: (16)-(76)
(16)-(41) are mainly (S).
(48)-(76) mainly (Q)-1 or (Q)-2.
No. 522: A piece of heavy gold casing (8.9 x 3 cm) lying on 521. 521 (61) fits on 522.
No. 521: (77)-(81)
No. 523: A top of the very fragile metal disc southeast of palm capital, a disorganized wooden board, fibers running east-west. Under it other fibers running north-south.
*A3865: (No. 521)
*A3866: under 523
*A3867: (S)-2, running north-south, east of palm capital
*B5974: (No. 508)

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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
    06/04/1926; 06/05/1926
  • 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."