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Saturday, December 5, 1925 (continued)

(6) G 6040 (north of)
As men came from G 6040, they went in to clearing out drift sand from area north of G 6040. Here several small, partly destroyed rubble mastabas are appearing, but it is not yet possible to number them.

(7) Back of G 6020 and G 6040 and between G 6020 and G 6040
Railroad line II has passed the northwest corner of G 6020 and begun removing the dump from behind G 6040. Also began clearing narrow passage between G 6040 and G 6020.

(8) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued with seventeen men trenching southwest quarter of cemetery G 7000. Have dug twenty short trenches. All cut through dumped debris to rock. Debris getting deeper north and west.

(9) G 7410 and G 7420
Examining the top of G 7410 and G 7420 for the survey (under Lieutenant Commander Wheeler) noted


a spare [ILLUSTRATION] walled with massive stones on four sides. The north side may be the south end of G 7410. Began clearing this hole [ILLUSTRATION] to discover its purpose.

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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
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

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."