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Thursday, March 10, 1932 (continued)

(1) G 1221
G 1221 B: Pit open to 19 meter depth. Clearing remainder of debris.

(2) G 1227
G 1227 A: Clearing pit debris.

(3) G 1602
Mud brick and rubble mastaba, small. Niche in east face. Clearing.

(4) G 1603
Mud brick mastaba east of G 1602. Clearing debris around; drift sand. Niche on east face. A rubble square was found east of this mastaba.

(5) G 1604
Mud brick and rubble mastaba, west of G 1602. Clearing debris of stones and sand. Three niches in east face.

(6) G 1605
Mud brick mastaba, west of G 1604. Niche in east face. Clearing debris.

This area consists of small mud brick and rubble mastabas, mostly containing one pit only.

The reconstructed canopy of Hetepheres was taken in to the Cairo Museum.

Friday, March 11, 1932
Fifth day of work.

Times: 6:30 - 4:45

Work on:
(1) G 1221 B
(2) G 1227 A
(3) G 1601 A
(4) G 1602
(5) G 1603
(6) G 1606
(7) G 1607
(8) G 1608

(1) G 1221
G 1221 B: Depth 20.05 meters.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 1227
G 1227 A: Cleared chamber, pit descends further.

(3) G 1601
Clearing small rubble and mud mastaba, uncovered pit A.
G 1601 A: Down 1.2 meters. Rock-cut below, and rough. Chamber on west.

(4) G 1602
Clearing small rubble and mud mastaba. Uncovered pit A.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    03/10/1932; 03/11/1932
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • G 1221

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1601

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1602

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1603

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1604

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1605

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1606

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1607

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1608

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

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."