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16-2-1933. STATE OF EXCAVATIONS. February 16, 1933

G 2100, east of.
Clearing a small unfinished length of the street east of this mastaba.

G 2370, east of.
In this area of the North-west corner of the Pyramid pavement, several other re-used blocks of the enclosure wall coping have been found; and from these it is clear that the coping was deeper and wider than the first discovered block led to believe. The round-topped coping stones are 134 cms wide at their bases, 77 cms high, and the two faces cobntinue downwards below the rounded tops for a distance of 30 cms of plain flat surface. The batter here is a rise of 2 on a base of 1. There is now uncovered a water channel for draining the area inside the wall, running to the north, over which at its south end is a large single roof block 2 1/2 metres long by 1 1/4 metres wide, with the channel cut in its under face. This looks like a bridge to take the weight of the enclosure wall, and if so fixes the position of this wall exactly. Further evidence from cement traces on the rock in this area may help.

G 4910 A and B.
Finished clearing these two pits for measurement. Both small chambers, nothing found in either. Pit A is 4 metres deep, and B is 11.75 metres.

G 4920 B.
Cleared pit and chamber. Depth 15.60 metres. Small chamber. Nothing.

G 4930 B.
Cleared pit and chamber. Depth 15.60 metres. Small chamber. Nothing.

G 4930 A.
Cleared pit and chamber. Depth 6.40 metres. Very small chamber. Nothing.

G 5020 B.
Removed remainder of door-blocking of stones. Chamber disturbed and partly filled with debris of rubble. Fragments of wood and bones are scattered about the room.

G 5040 A.
Down 9.30 metres. Chamber on west without door-blocking.

G 4940.
Yet to be investigated.

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
    02/16/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4920

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • 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."