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Monday, January 4, 1926 (continued)

(1) Pyramid G I-c
Finished clearing G I-c chamber and swept out anteroom and passage about 4 p.m. The anteroom has been reconstructed for late burials (two box burials). And cuts have been made in the rock floor of the main chamber for the same purpose.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The sloping passage is 14.91 meters long (measured horizontally) and drops 7.89 meters in that distance.

(2) Avenue G 3
The gang from G I-c chamber began about 4 p.m. to clear away the late wall resting on debris at the east end of Avenue G 3. These walls have been mapped (in red) by Wheeler and photographed.

(3) Pyramid G I-c (east face)
The main gang continued clearing debris of decays from the east face of pyramid G I-c, until noon. The relationship of the various fragments of masonry is not yet clear.

(4) Isis Temple
Resumed clearing of Isis Temple at 1:00 p.m. Outlined rest of high crude brick walls for survey as some of them may have to be cut away.
The room E continues eastward to same sort of entrance in the eastern face of mastaba G 7140. To the north of this entrance is another room J.
North of E is another room I (west of J).

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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
    01/04/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 2

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."