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Wednesday, December 25, 1929
X-mas Day
Day of rest

Thursday, December 26, 1929
Forty-seventh day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7752 U
(3) G 7765 F, G
(4) G 7766 A, Y

Locals: 42

Cars, Line XIV
6:30 - 8:00: 45
8:30 - 12:00: 95
1:00 - 4:20: 115
Total: 255

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7766, clearing southwards. Found: faience amulet[s] [29-12-283, 29-12-284, 29-12-285, 29-12-286, 29-12-288], copper fragments [29-12-289], ushabti fragments [29-12-291].

(2) G 7752
G 7752 U: Down 4.7 meters, Rubble and sand. Cleared room I. Pit descends.

(3) G 7765
Uncovered south end of mastaba.
G 7765 F: Down 1.5 meters. Rubble and sand.
G 7765 G: In chamber. Sand, broken bodies. Found: copper figure of Horus [the child (Harpocrates) 29-12-296], faience amulet[s] [29-12-293, 29-12-294], ushabtis and fragments [29-12-292], glass fragments [29-12-295]; inner room, no. II, cut in west wall, open.

(4) G 7766
G 7766 A: Depth 10.4 meters. Rubble and sand. Chamber, rock cut, on west, door blocking of rubble and mud, partly broken.
G 7766 Y: Removed first blocking stone and cleaned second for measurement.

Friday, December 27, 1929
Forty-eighth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7752 U
(3) G 7760 "a"
(4) G 7765 E, F, G
(5) G 7766 "c", "d", A, B, Y, Z
(6) G 7767 Z

Locals: 42

Cars, Line XIV
6:30 - 8:00: 46
8:30 - 12:00: 113
1:00 - 4:20: 102
Total: 231

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760. Clearing southwards. Allotted No. G 7767 to area in which pit Z lies, though no mastaba is visible. Uncovered very fragmentary remains of mud brick walls of outer chapel of G 7760, broken up by later pits, graves, etc.

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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
    12/25/1929; 12/26/1929; 12/27/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

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."