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Thursday, March 11, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X
Removed [Nos.] 226 - 232, 234.
Nos. 226 - 227, 229: Go with 219 - 220 to form arm of chair or bed.
[ILLUSTRATION]
No. 228: Scattered group of five gold hieroglyphs.
[GLYPHS]
No. 217 (12) was found under west edge of 226 [GLYPHS].
*A3720: photo of ground under 220, 226, 227, 229.
No. 231: A group of inlays and gold strips, the continuation of No. 216.
No. 234: Group of inlays and fragments of gold from 223, 220, etc.

(2) Street G 7100 S
Continued street G 7100 upper debris and approached edge of excavation of 1924-1925.

(3) G 7130
Continued clearing south offering chamber of G 7130.

(4) G 7164
Cleared pits A and B and offering chamber.
G 7164 A: Has been recently cleared, depth 6.1 meters, chamber on west, coffin trench cut in rock.
G 7164 B: Apparently Ptolemaic.
The offering chamber [ILLUSTRATION] is denuded nearly to floor which is about level with top of walls as preserved.
[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    03/11/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.