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Tuesday, December 17, 1929
Day of rest

Wednesday, December 18, 1929
Forty-first day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7750, south of, Y
(3) G 7752 "a", Z, X
(4) G 7753 Z
(5) G 7757 A
(6) G 7760 A
(7) G 7765 B, A

Locals: 44

Cars, Line XIV
6:00 - 8:00: 70
8:30 - 12:00: 5
1:00 - 4:20: 145
Total: 350

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760. Clearing southwards. Uncovered space of G 7752.

(2) G 7750
Clearing between G 7750 and G 7760.
G 7750 Y: Depth 9 meters. Debris rubble, sand, fragments wood, bones. Chamber on south, rock cut, open No. I. Found in debris: two amulets [29-12-191], faience vessel fragments [29-12-192], wooden coffin faces [29-12-181, 29-12-182], and fragments. Rock cut coffin, east to west, open. Room II runs west from room I.

(3) G 7752
Uncovered entrance to chapel "a", below east side of mastaba. Large room, with inner chamber, and another court.
G 7752 X: Down 6.4 meters. Rubble and sand. Found in pit debris: beads (faience) [29-12-184, 29-12-186].
G 7752 Z: In chamber. Rubble and sand. [ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 7753
G 7753 Z: In chambers I and II. Rubble and sand. Rock cut coffin, east to west. In room I. Found in debris, room I: fourteen ushabtis [29-12-193], one scarab [29-12-188], fragments ushabtis [29-12-193], copper amulet [29-12-189].

(5) G 7757
G 7757 A: Clearing blocking stones. Inscription on lid of sarcophagus and on sarcophagus is religious text. Name of owner [TRANSLITERATION and GLYPHS]

(6) G 7760
G 7760 A: In chamber. Debris, rubble and sand.

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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
    12/17/1929; 12/18/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7750

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7752

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7753

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7765

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Street G 7700

    • 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."