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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, April 14, 1926

Yesterday was the last day of Ramadan and today was the end of Beiram. The men did not work.

Very hot south wind.
Barometer - 29.70-7 a.m.
Temperature Maximum: 93.2
Temperature Minimum: 62.1

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X

(1) G 7000 X
*A3767: of the west area of inlays as now cleared
*A3768: view of next area to south
Removed Nos. 351 and 352 and 353 related to 348, 350 removed yesterday.
Under this wood revealed rest of middle vertical line of hieroglyphs (face down).
It was seen that the area around the southwest leg of chair ii must be cleared of decayed wood, crumbled plaster and scattered inlays in order to follow out (Z)-3.
[ILLUSTRATION]
No. 354: (1)-(9) inlays etc. dislocated.
Uncovered a group of signs (gold) face up fallen from the western end of the horizontal line of hieroglyphs. These give the name [GLYPHS] [Hetepheres]. The determination 347 (5) probably belonged to this inscription.
*B5948
No. 354: (13)-(36) as above, almost all from (Z)-4. Removed dust, decayed wood, crumbled plaster, and gesso which lay under 354.
No. 355: Two tiny gold nails fallen from No. 327.
*A3769
*A3770

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Details

  • 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
    04/14/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 2

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.