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Thursday, January 26, 1933
Twenty-ninth day of work, twenty-ninth of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2220 B
(4) G 2370 south of
(5) G 5230 A

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Breaking up fallen blocks.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 14.20 meters; rubble debris.

(3) G 2220
G 2220 B: Cleared rubble debris from floor of chamber i; found fragment of wood from coffin.

(4) South of G 2370
Clearing old guard's hut of debris.

(5) G 5230
G 5230 A: In chamber; clearing.

No work for p.m. for Bairam holidays. Men received wages.

Friday, January 27, 1933
Day of Rest - Bairam

Saturday, January 28, 1933
Thirtieth day of work

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2220 B
(4) G 2370 south of
(5) G 5230 A

(1) G 2100
Found in street debris east of G 2100, limestone stele of [GLYPHS], rather poor work.
G 2100 C: down 11.65 meters.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 15.20 meters.

(3) G 2220
G 2220 B: Cleared pit to rock bottom, only 1.5 meters below chamber. Found in pit debris: a rough limestone head-rest [33-1-83]. This rather gives the appearance of robbery during the burial, or at least before the pit was filled in.

(4) South of G 2370
Clearing debris of rubble and sand over area. Uncovered north face of small mastaba G 2342, immediately south of G 2370.

(5) G 5230
G 5230 A: Clearing chamber of 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
    01/24/1933; 01/25/1933; 01/26/1933; 01/27/1933; 01/28/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • 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."