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Friday, December 27, 1929 (continued)

(2) G 7752
Clearing south end of mastaba, and east of mastaba (south of room "g"). Removed later work, pit G 7752 T, etc. to reveal level of street on rock, which is cut down similarly to the approach to [TRANSLITERATION].
G 7752 U: Rubble and sand. Chamber II, on west, rock cut, open, under room I. Cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7760
Clearing debris from chapel room "a" of mastaba. Rubble of sand. Outside the doorway is a stairway of limestone leading up to chapel. Beside the stairway lies the fallen lintel which has the name and titles of [TRANSLITERATION and GLYPHS]. These names also occur in room "a".

(4) G 7765
Clearing mastaba.
G 7765 E: In chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7765 F: Down 9.6 meters. Rubble and sand. Chamber, rock cut, open, on south.
G 7765 G: In room I. Rubble and sand, broken bodies. Found in debris: small pots [29-12-309, 29-12-310], faience amulets [29-12-300, 29-12-301, 29-12-302, 29-12-303, 29-12-304, 29-12-306, 29-12-318], copper fragments [29-12-315], beads [29-12-307, 29-12-308, 29-12-316], ushabti fragments [29-12-317].

(5) G 7766
Clearing late graves which are obscuring the older rooms.
Room "c": Removed late lining walls and uncovered doorway.
Room "d": East of room "c", east side not very clear.
G 7766 A: Rubble and sand. Found in chamber: two copper implements [29-12-312], thirteen small model pots and forty small jars [29-12-319], fragments of pots, two limestone vessels [29-12-314], two rock cut coffins, one with broken lid, one without lid.
G 7766 B: Down 3.4 meters. Rubble, black dust, mud brick.
G 7766 Y: Removed next blocking stone for photograph and drawing.
G 7766 Z: Removed late walling of pit to clear chapel Y. Found in debris: two fragments inscribed limestone [29-12-320].

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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
    12/27/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 7752

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7765

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7766

    • Site Name Eastern 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."