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microfilm: begin page 1206

Wednesday, January 18, 1933 (continued)

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Removing unsafe stones of south wall of pit.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 11.35 meters; rubble and pebbles debris. Found in debris: four fragments inscribed limestone. Inscriptions:
I. [TRANSLITERATION]
II. [TRANSLITERATION]
III. [TRANSLITERATION]
IV. (found on 16th) [TRANSLITERATION]

(3) G 2220
G 2220 B: Mr. Lindon Smith and Dr. Derry saw body in coffin. Decided to remove lid [wood coffin 33-4-21], and get better photos; then, if possible to remove body to camp, Dr. Derry to work on body there. Made wooden 'crate' for lid, packed with felt strips. Removed two eastern hand-lugs from lid, being loose and sent up separately. Partly fitted crated to lid.

(4) East of G 2370
Clearing the rock surface for a width of 4 meters inside the boundary wall of excavations, in order to draw rock-cutting etc. before dumping over this area.

(5) G 5230
G 5230 A: Large masonry pit, rock-cut below. Apparently previously excavated. Clearing pit and south chamber for measuring. Depth 18.15 meters; debris, rubble sand, dirty debris.

Thursday, January 19, 1933
Twenty-third day of work, twenty-second of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

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

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Removing unsafe stones of masonry and strengthening pit sides.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 12.0 meters; debris, rubble and pebbles.

(3) G 2220
G 2220 B: Removed lid of coffin [33-4-21] in crate and sent up to Camp, wrapped in 'gumagh' as protection against sun and wind.

(4) East of G 2370
Clearing rock surface inside boundary wall. Uncovered parts of broken rubble and mud-brick walls.

(5) G 5230
G 5230 A: Clearing chamber.

Friday, January 20, 1933
Twenty-fourth day of work, twenty-third of Ramadan

Work: 6:30 - 4:15

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

microfilm: end page 1206

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
    01/18/1933; 01/19/1933; 01/20/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Douglas Erith Derry, British, 1874–1961
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950

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 3

Modern People

  • Douglas Erith Derry

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1874–1961
    • Remarks Anatomist and anthropologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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."