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Thursday, February 9, 1933
Fortieth day of work

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

Work on:
(1) G 2100 east of
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2370 east of
(4) G 5020 B
(5) G 5140 B

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

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Sifting debris from chamber. Found: gold bead, fragments, alabaster, nine faience beads, twelve gold beads, three copper implement fragments.

(3) East of G 2370
Clearing surface debris. Found: fragment inscribed limestone, base of standing statuette of [TRANSLITERATION].

(4) G 5020
G 5020 B: Down 10.0 meters.

(5) G 5140
G 5140 B: Cleared. Depth 12.20 meters; sand, rubble and sarcophagus fragments. Found in chamber: fragment impressed mud sealing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, February 10, 1933
Forty-first day of work

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

Work:
(1) G 2100 east of
(2) G 2370 east of
(3) G 5020 B
(4) G 5040 A, B
(5) G 5140 A

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

(2) East of G 2370
Clearing surface debris.

(3) G 5020
G 5020 B: Down 11.40 meters; rubble and sand debris.

(4) G 5040
G 5040 A: Masonry and rock-cut pit. Down 0.95 meters; rubble and sand.
G 5040 B: Cleared chamber and pit. Depth 7.50 meters.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 5140
G 5140 A: Masonry and rock-cut pit. Down 3.0 meters; rubble and sand debris.

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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
    02/09/1933; 02/10/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5140

    • 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."