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Wednesday, March 17, 1926
One hundred and first day of work.

Quftis: 95

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) Street G 7100 S
(3) G 7130 Y and Z [Z = G 7134, Y = G 7133]
(4) street G 7200
(5) G 7167

Cars emptied:
Line VII to 8:00 am: 59, 8:30 to noon: 110, 1:00 to 5:00 pm: 113
total: 282
Line VIII to 8:00 am: 40, 8:30 to noon: 55, 1:00 to 5:00 pm: 52
total: 147
grand total: 409

The weather was not so bad but the wind still strong from west-southwest. After dark, wind rose.

(1) G 7000 X
Removed Nos. 228 (2)-(7), 255 - 261
Removed No. 255: Fragments wood on hieroglyphic signs.
Took photo *A3728
At this point we were able to reach the western of the two palm capitals which are upside down and removed it - No. 256.
Inside decayed wood (and plaster) fibers vertical. Appeared to rest on original debris, i.e. the object to which it was attached was placed upside down in the tomb. They were upright on top of this object. The plaster of the ground under 256 is shown in *A3729.
Next in order to remove 257 (rest of 244) took up the gold hieroglyphs 258 (11), (13), (15) which had dropped down onto 257.
Then removed 257 (rest of 244), black painted decorated gold covering of [ILLUSTRATION] chair arm.
Then took up gold hieroglyph 258, in all twenty-nine.
Vertical [GLYPHS].
(15), (18), (23), (24) were face up, rest face down.

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

Tombs and Monuments 7

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.