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Saturday, January 14, 1933 (continued)

(4) G 2200 [= G 5080] (continued)


Sunday, January 15, 1933
Twentieth day of work, eighteenth of Ramadan.

6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2190 B
(3) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(4) G 2220 B

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Clearing unsafe blocks from pit masonry.

(2) G 2190
G 2190 B: Masonry built pit, rock-cut below. The pit is of smaller size below rock level. Clearing pit and chamber. Depth 4.42 meters; rubble and sand debris. Chamber on west, no door-blocking.

(3) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 8.70 meters; rubble and sand debris.

(4) G 2220
G 2220 B: Lifted lid of wooden coffin [33-4-21] partly. The coffin is smooth and undecorated inside, the lid being recessed to fit the top edge. The body lies against the west side, partly on left side fully extended, legs and arms fully extended, arms at sides, feet together, head turned to left, head north.
The body is wrapped, as far as can be seen, in cloth bandages [33-4-22], including hands, arms, feet, and head. A loose cloth has been laid over the body, covering from ankles to neck. Nothing else is visible in the sarcophagus. Such photographs as are possible in the confined space are being taken.


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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
    01/14/1933; 01/15/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 1

Modern People

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • 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."