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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, February 13, 1933
Forty-fourth day of work

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: __

Work on:
(1) G 2100 east of
(2) G 2370 east of
(3) G 4920 B
(4) G 4930 B
(5) G 5020 B
(6) G 5040 A

(1) East of G 2100
Clearing debris from street.

(2) East of G 2370
Found in debris: fragment inscribed limestone, fragment black granite statuette, two fragments of an inscribed limestone plaque, crystal pendant(?), faience amulet, two small fragments alabaster. Uncovered water channel for draining the area inside the pyramid enclosure wall. Where the cannel passed under the wall itself, was a single large block of limestone to take the weight of the wall, under which the channel passes. This seems to fix the position of the wall.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 4920
G 4920 B: Cleared pit and chamber. Depth 15.60 meters.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 4930
G 4930 B: Cleared pit and chamber. Depth 15.60 meters.

(5) G 5020
G 5020 B: Removed door-blocking (already broken) of stones and cement. Chamber disturbed with fragments of wood in debris and bones scattered.

(6) G 5040
G 5040 A: Down 7.70 meters; rubble and sand debris.

Tuesday, February 14, 1933
Day of Rest

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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
    02/13/1933; 02/14/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • 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."