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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, December 22, 1929 (continued)

(7) G 7765
G 7765 F: Down 7.2 meters. Rubble, sand, black dust.
G 7765 G: Down 5.8 meters. Rubble, sand, black dust.

(8) G 7766
Clearing mastaba. Built of masonry, east walls visible. Uncovered room "b", a mud brick room on east of mastaba, with a niche in wall of mastaba.
G 7766 A: Down 5.5 meters
Chapel and tunnel Y: Cleared chamber, which was originally a funerary chapel, with niche in south end of west wall, and a sloping passage burial in south wall. Sloping tunnel blocked with large blocks, apparently undisturbed. Pit G 7752 W is cut down later through middle of room. Pit G 7762 Z is made in the original doorway. Pit G 7760 X's upper room (I), is broken into chapel, and one rock-cut grave is in the floor of chapel itself, below the upper layers of later mummies.

(9) G 7000 E X [G 7000 E 10]
Height .80 meters. Mud brick.

Monday, December 23, 1929
Forty-sixth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7752 U, W
(3) G 7760 X
(4) G 7764 X
(5) G 7765 F, G
(6) G 7766 "b", "c", A, B
(7) G 7000 E XI [G 7000 E 11]

Locals: 44

Cars, Line XIV
6:25 - 8:00: 57
8:30 - 12:00: 125
1:00 - 4:15: 90
Total: 272

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760. Clearing southwards. Found in debris: fragment inscribed limestone.

(2) G 7752
G 7752 U: Depth 2.7 meters. Rubble and sand.
G 7752 W: Depth 8.3 meters. Rubble and sand, and bones. Found in pit: large bowl [29-12-281], small bowl [29-12-279], faience beads [29-12-282]. This pit passes down through chapel G 7766 Y. Chamber below, on south, rock-cut, open.

(3) G 7760
G 7760 X: In room II, cleared.

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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
    12/22/1929; 12/23/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

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."