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Friday, October 7, 1932

G 2210 A
Noel F.Wheeler. Cleared floor of room. The skeleton presents the following features: male, both upper and lower teeth in very good condition and all in place, the vertebra including sacrum and several ribs are all ossified into one rigid mass. The scattering of the bones appears to be due to plunderers, and the good condition of them would indicate a robbery shortly after the burial. The remains of wood, presumably from the coffin, are fragile and fragmentary in the extreme, and give little indication of the form or exact position of the coffin. The potsherds are in two groups, one just inside the door on its west side, and one less definite to the west of this. Other sherds are scattered over the floor. There are several flint nodules lying on the floor, and two or three lumps of what appears to be mud. This 'mud' will need careful examination, as it might well be decayed cloth such as was found in G 7000 X.
Two traditional offering jars complete, and three sherds of larger vessels were found behind the topmost course of the casing blocks. The two pots in the northwest and northeast corners of the room, and the sherds northeast, southwest, and west. Some of the potsherds from the floor have incised pot marks.
On the ceiling of the burial chamber are the usual red lines for the casing position, with an inner line for measuring back from.

Saturday, October 8, 1932

G 2210 A
Completed clearance of limestone chips from floor of chamber; nothing found.

Sunday, October 9, 1932

G 2210 A
Photographing casing and quarry marks in chamber. Clearing top of mastaba for outline and for other pots.

Monday, October 10, 1932

G 2210 A
Photographing.

Tuesday, October 11, 1932
Day of rest.

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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
    10/07/1932; 10/08/1932; 10/09/1932; 10/10/1932; 10/11/1932
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7000 X

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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."
  • 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."