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Sunday, December 14, 1930 (continued)

(1) G 7918
Clearing debris on top of masonry mastaba. Found in debris: faience beads, carnelian pendant, two fragments inscribed limestone.
Clearing eastwards through embankment of railway No. XVI and XVII.

(2) G 7935
G 7935 X: Removed bones of body and cleared chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7936
G 7936 B: Clearing chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7936 C: Removed door blockup. Room full of debris.
G 7936 D: Depth 4.6 meters. Chamber on north, rock cut, open. [ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 7939
G 7939 D: Opened door blocking to chamber. Body, head to north, in position.

(5) G 7940
G 7940 A: Depth 5 meters. Found in pit debris: fourteen faience beads, glass beads, fragment wooden figure. Cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7940 B: Down 6.5 meters.

(6) G 7941
Clearing mastaba, uncovered pits A and B
G 7941 A: Mud brick, uncovered only.
G 7941 B: Mud brick, uncovered only.

(7) G 7943
G 7943 B: Clearing chamber. Cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]

Monday, December 15, 1930
Fifteenth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7918
(2) G 7940 B
(3) G 7941
(4) G 7942
(5) G 7943

Locals: 30

Cars, Line XVIII
6:00 - 8:00: 70
8:30 - 12:30: 118
1:00 - 4:15: 99
Total: 287

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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
    12/14/1930; 12/15/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 7918

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7935

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7936

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7939

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7940

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7941

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7942

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7943

    • 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."