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Thursday, January 12, 1933
Seventeenth day of work, fifteenth of Ramadan

6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2150 A
(2) G 2180
(3) G 2190
(4) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(5) G 2220 B
(6) G 2310 A [= G 5180]

(1) G 2150
G 2150 A: In chamber. Sarcophagus is of red granite, with a coating of white plaster on many parts of the outside surface. The sarcophagus is empty and on its side; the lid being in a recess in the west wall of chamber on a built-up 'mastaba' of stones and cement. On the floor of the room are some fragments of wood, much decayed, fragments of white plaster from sarcophagus, scattered bones, and two pots The sarcophagus is 193 x 66 x 66 cm, and the lid flat above and below.


The whole room is much disturbed, and stones are lying over potsherds, etc.
approximate weight of sarcophagus: 2140 lbs. (15 c. ft.)
approximate weight of lid: 718 lbs. (5 c. ft.)
[total] 2858 lbs.

(2) G 2180
Searching for other pits.

(3) G 2190
Searching for other pits.

(4) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Masonry-built pit, rock-cut below. Down 3.70 meters; sand, rubble and stones in debris.

(5) G 2220
G 2220 B: Down 8.30 meters. Hard clean rubble filling only. Chamber (i) on north side of pit, with door blocking undisturbed. This consists of 25 cm depth of small rubble on floor, 85 cm depth of larger stones, above this, piled up but not plastered or cemented, and the space between this and the roof of the

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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
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5180

    • 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."