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Friday, January 13, 1933 (continued)

(5) G 2220 (continued)
G 2220 B (continued): objects visible. Photographed chamber.
The coffin [33-4-21] is perfectly rectangular and flat on all faces, with two small hand knobs to the lid visible along its east edge (the longer side). All the joints and pegs of the wood work are clearly visible and several small patches to repair blemishes. The weight of the coffin should be about 1044 lbs. and of the lid about 378 lbs. Coffin about 34.8 c. ft.; lid 12.6 c. ft.
From the position and nature of the chamber, and the fact that the pit descends further, it would seem that this is not the principal burial. The whole pit filling is undisturbed; so that one may expect the principal burial at a lower level also undisturbed.


Saturday, January 14, 1933
Nineteenth day of work, seventeenth of Ramadan

6:30 - 4:15
Half the native workmen vaccinated.

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2150 A
(3) G 2190
(4) G 2200 B, C [= G 5080]

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Clearing unsafe stones around pit to enable men to excavate shaft.

(2) G 2150
G 2150 A: Found in chamber debris: thirty-two model (alabaster) cups [33-1-62], alabaster model jar [two model jars = 33-1-63, 33-1-64], copper objects, copper model ewer, polishing stone [33-1-57], scrap of gold leaf [33-1-46]. Cleared chamber.

(3) G 2190
Uncovered top of pit B.

(4) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 6.60 meters; sand, rubble and stone blocks in debris.
G 2200 C [= G 5080 C]: Depth 5.30 meters; chamber, open, on south, small. Found in pit debris: potsherds, two flints [33-1-60, 33-1-61], granite hammer head [33-1-65].

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  • 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
    01/13/1933; 01/14/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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."