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Sunday, March 13, 1932 (continued)

(1) G 1209
G 1209 A: Clearing pit and chamber. Depth 12.8 meters. The chamber has been cased and the lines of cement and red and black marking lines remain.


(2) G 1227
Cleared division between mastaba and north extension [G 1227-Annex = G 1228]. Found in debris one pot [32-3-15].

(3) G 1606
G 1606 A: Cleared pit and chamber. Depth 2.95 meters.


(4) G 1607
Clearing Room 'a'. Uncovered pits A, B, and C. Found in debris of Room 'a', limestone offering basin [32-3-14, inscribed for Ian].
G 1607 A: Rock cut, down 2.2 meters. Found limestone offering basin [32-3-13, inscribed for Ian] with crude incised inscription and fragment of inscription [32-3-12].
G 1607 B: Rock-cut, depth 2.53 meters. Chamber on south, open, cleared.


G 1607 C: Rock cut, depth 1.27 meters. Cleared. No Chamber.

(5) G 1608
Removed statuette from serdab.

(6) G 1609
Rock-cut chapel with door to north. Uncovered pits A and B. Cleared Room 'a'.
G 1609 A: Rock-cut, depth 1.95 meters. Chamber west, sealed with cemented blocks.
G 1609 B: Rock-cut, depth 2.1 meters. Chamber west, door blocking broken, pots in doorway.


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  • 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
  • Mentioned on page
    Ian (G 1607)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1209

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1607

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1608

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1609

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Ian (G 1607)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 1607. Inscribed architrave over niches on west wall of chapel and offering table scene on east wall of chapel, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r pr jnawt nt msw-nswt] royal acquaintance, overseer of the house of weavers of the royal children; in situ in G 1607. Fragments of inscribed relief (32-3-4a + 32-3-12), identified as [Hrj nst (?)] temple functionary (?); most fragments found outside chapel entrance, one fragment found in G 1607 A. Two limestone offering basins (32-3-13, 32-3-14) inscribed for Ian, identified (on 32-3-13) as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 1607 debris (one in chapel debris, one in debris of pit A).

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."