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8-2-1933. STATE OF EXCAVATIONS. February 8, 1933

G 2100 C
Finished. Chamber containing rock-cut coffin along west side, N-S, and Canopic pit. Nothing found. Depth of pit 20.25 metres.

G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]
Removed remainder of door-blocking stones for photography. Pit now being left till required to lift inscribed stone and sarcophagi.

G 2370, east of
Clearing surface debrisfrom this area: nothing uncovered yet.

G 5020 A, B
Pit A depth 8.38 metres, small chamber on west, finished, nothing found.
Pit B gone down 8.50 metres, sand debris.

G 5030 A
Finished. Depth 4.5 metres, small chamber on west, cleared, nothing found.

G 5130 A
Finished. hamber on south, nothing found. Depth 10.80 metres.

Pits in this series yet to be excavated for measurment:
G 4910
G 4920
G 4930
G 4940
G 5040
G 5140

Pits in this series to be searched for:
G 5040 A
G 5140 A
G 5150 B
B - pits in cemetery 4000.

11-2-1933.

G 2370, east of
Uncovered in this area the north-west corner of the Great Pyramid pavement, and found in debris several fallen sections of the coping stones of an enclosing wall. The coping is round-topped; the thickness of wall at base of coping stones 134 cms; and the slope (batter) at this same base is 2 on 1.

G 5020 B
Down 12.80 metres. Chamber on south with only a small break in the door-blocking of stone blocks cement.

G 5040 A
Down 3.20 metres. Debris rubble and sand.

G 5040 B
Finished. Small chamber on south. Depth 7.50 metres.

G 5140 A
Finished.
Small chamber on south. Depth 5.30 metres. Found fragment of black granite seated statuette of man.

G 5140 B
Finished. Depth 12.20 metres. Small chamber on north. Found fragment of mud sealing, and fragments of s limestone sarcophagus.

G 4910 B
Clearing pit and chamber. Depth 11.75 metres.

Pits in this series yet to be excavated:
G 4920
G 4930
G 4940

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
    02/08/1933; 02/11/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 13

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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."