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microfilm: begin page 1181

Thursday, May 5, 1932

Changed over of guards.
Thirty-nine men left for QUFT. Remaining guards will carry on pit excavations.

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 6 meters sand.

Friday, May 6, 1932.
6:30-4:30

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A
(2) Road along west side of Great Pyramid

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 7 meters sand.

(2) Enlarging road along west side of first pyramid.

Saturday, May 7, 1932

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A.
(2) Road along west side of first pyramid

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 7.3 meters sand.

(2) Enlarging road along west side of first pyramid.

Sunday, May 8, 1932

(1) G 2210 A
(2) Road

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 8 meters sand.

(2) Enlarging road along west side of first pyramid.

Monday, May 9, 1932

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A
(2) Road

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 9 meters in sand.

(2) Clearing road north of first pyramid.

Tuesday, May 10, 1932
Day of rest.

Wednesday, May 11, 1932

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 10.2 meters sand. Built wall in stable.

Thursday, May 12, 1932

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 11 meters sand.

Arabi Radwan left for QUFT.

Friday, May 13, 1932

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: Down 11.8 meters sand.

Saturday, May 14, 1932

Work on:
(1) G 2210 A

(1) G 2210
G 2210 A: 13.5 meters down sand.
At 11.9 meters appears the roof of a doorway on the south, no door blocking.

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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
    05/05/1932 through 05/14/1932
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

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."