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Friday, January 6, 1933
Twelfth day of work, ninth day of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:00

Work on:
(1) G 2120 A
(2) G 2150 A
(3) G 2160 A
(4) G 2220 C

(1) G 2120
G 2120 A: Clearing chamber of rubble and sand debris, and of the casing stone which had been intended to complete the lining of the chamber. They are of fine white limestone.

(2) G 2150
G 2150 A: Down 8.0 meters; sand, rubble and fallen pit blocks.

(3) G 2160
G 2160 A: Clearing chamber of sand, rubble and stone blocks. Mastaba on the south of west side of chamber. This chamber is roughly cut and not large.

(4) G 2220
G 2220 C: Down 25.0 meters. Rubble debris in lower part. Chamber on south, no blocking visible.

Found in general debris of cemetery, near G 2370, fragment of granite statuette(?) [diorite statue fragment 33-1-31].

Saturday, January 7, 1933
Thirteenth day of work, tenth of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:00

Work on:
(1) G 2120 A
(2) G 2150 A
(3) G 2160 A
(4) G 2220 C

(1) G 2120
G 2120 A: Clearing chamber. The marks of cement on the walls show that the casing has been stripped since erection.

(2) G 2150
G 2150 A: Down 9.50 meters; sand and rubble debris. Chamber on south with part of rubble door-blocking remaining.

(3) G 2160
G 2160 A: Clearing chamber. Nothing found.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 2180
Clearing top of mastaba in search of pit A. Found pit A.
G 2180 A: Masonry built of rock-cut. Down 2.50 meters; wind-blown sand.

(5) G 2220
G 2220 C: Depth 26.15 meters.

Sunday, January 8, 1933
Fourteenth day of work, eleventh of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:00

Work on:
(1) G 2120 A
(2) G 2150 A
(3) G 2160
(4) G 2180 A
(5) G 2220 C

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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
    01/06/1933; 01/07/1933; 01/08/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • 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."