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Saturday, January 4, 1930 (continued)

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760, clearing off south corner of G 7760. Found in debris: limestone libation basin, fragment limestone vessel, three mud mummy masks (painted), beads and amulets (faience).

(2) G 7760
Uncovered large limestone water trough off southeast corner of mastaba. Uncovered mud brick wall. Removing east to west.
G 7760 B: Down 9.9 meters.
G 7760 X: Removed three bodies from rock cut coffins in Room I: bodies 15, 16, 17.

(3) G 7766
G 7766 B: In chamber. Rubble and sand. Found: alabaster vessel, copper implement, mud sealing.
G 7766 Y: Sand and black debris. Cutting in rock, east of coffin. Cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 7767
G 7767 Y: Depth 9.7 meters. Sand, black dust. Chamber, rock cut, open, on west
G 7767 Z: In room I and II. Sand, bones, etc. In Room II, cutting in rock. [ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 7768
Clearing mastaba.
G 7768 D: Depth 2.3 meters. Chamber on west, open. Rock cut coffin, north to south. Cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, January 5, 1930
Fifty-fifth (sic) day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7760 east of B
(3) G 7766 B
(4) G 7767 Y
(5) G 7768 E
(6) G 7769 Z
(7) G 7912

Locals: 41

Cars, Line XIV
6:20 - 8:00: 58
8:30 - 12:00: 122
1:00 - 4:20: 107
Total: 287

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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
    01/04/1930; 01/05/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7766

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7767

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7768

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7769

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7912

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Street G 7700

    • 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."