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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, December 4, 1930 (continued)

(7) G 7930
No remains of superstructure of this mastaba. Uncovered pits A, B, C, D, Z.
G 7930 A: Down 2.5 meters. Rubble above, rock cut below.
G 7930 B: Depth 1.3 meters. Rubble above, rock cut below. No chamber.
G 7930 C: Down 1.3 meters. Rubble above, rock cut below.
G 7930 D: Down 2.5 meters. Rubble above, rock cut below.
G 7930 Z: Down 2.4 meters. Rock cut. Chamber, rock cut, open, on west.

Friday, December 5, 1930
Sixth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7769 B
(2) G 7927, south of
(3) G 7929, south of
(4) G 7930 A, C, D, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
(5) G 7935 X, Y, Z

Locals: 25

Cars, Line XVII
6:00 - 8:00: 70
8:30 - 12:00: 105
1:00 - 4:25: 95
Total: 270

(1) G 7769
G 7769 B: Depth 4.8 meters. Debris rubble and sand. Chamber on west, rock cut, open. Found rock cut coffin, north to south, in chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]

(2) South of G 7927
Clearing debris south of mastaba, and embankment of railway No. XVI.

(3) South of G 7929
Clearing debris south of mastaba, to southwards.

(4) G 7930
No traces of mastaba, but pits in this area given the number G 7930. Uncovered pits U to Z.
G 7930 A: Down 3.5 meters. Rubble and sand.
G 7930 C: Depth 4.10 meters. Rubble built, rock cut. Chamber on west, which is one with the chamber of Pit D. Cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7930 D: see above.

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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
    12/04/1930; 12/05/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 7769

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7927

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7928+7929

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7930

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7935

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

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."