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Monday, December 28, 1925
36th day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 97

Work on:
(1) Avenue G 3 between Pyramids G I-b and G I-c. Also clearing pits in G 6000 (Dunham) and mapping G 7000 (east end) (Wheeler).

Cars emptied:
Line IV
to 8:00 am: 65 about 80 men [bracket for 65 and 155 below]
8:30 to noon: 155, 1:00 to 4:30 pm: 138 about 60 men
Total 358

(1) Avenue G 3
Between Pyramids G I-b and G I-c. Having reached a line between the two pyramids, about three-fourths or four-fifths of their length, we began carrying out the meter of debris left on the rock floor. Along the south side of G I-b there are three of the crude brick granaries with the floor about 50 cm above rock. In the middle adjoining there are three similar granaries of rubble. About the entrance to G I-c is the masonry wall mentioned yesterday and on the west of these is another rougher wall.

[ILLUSTRATION]

In the rock in front of the sloping corridor, there are two large deep vertical post-holes which were probably used in lowering a heavy weight (perhaps a stone sarcophagus) down the sloping passage. Ropes attached to the weight passed around these two posts or around a cross beam resting against them and made it possible to "ease" the weight down the passage. The passage measures 125 cm high by 108 cm wide sufficient to admit a stone sarcophagus of fair size.

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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
    12/28/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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."