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Friday, March 25, 1932 (continued)

(3) G 1606
G 1606 B: Removed body of child. Nothing found.

(4) G 1608
G 1608 C: Opened door blocking. Rock-cut coffin in floor, from north to south, with remains of heavy wooden coffin within. The sides and top of the wooden coffin have fallen in, but the joints and peg holes are visible.


G 1608 D: Opened door blocking. Remains of wooden coffin, very much decayed, form indistinguishable. Body in position.


(5) G 1615
Removed two small stone offering basins [32-3-44, 32-3-45] from court of mastaba in front of niches.

(6) G 1616
Removed offering basin [32-3-40] from in front of niche. Small and uninscribed.

(7) G 1626
G 1626 A: Removed bones of body, nothing found.

(8) G 1636
G 1636 A: Depth 4.2 meters. Chamber on west. Sealed with stones.
G 1636 B: Depth 2.8 meters. No chamber. Pit broken into another pit. Removed inscribed offering basin from court.

(9) G 1639
G 1639 A: Rubble built. Down .65 meters. A sealing of rubble and mud uncovered in center of pit.

(10) G 1641
Mud and rubble built. Two niches in east face.

(11) G 1642
Rock-cut tomb, door to north. Niche in west wall. Two pits, A and B.

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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
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • G 1606

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1608

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1615

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1616

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1626

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1636

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1639

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1641

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 1642

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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."