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Sunday, December 22, 1929 (continued)

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760, Clearing southwards. Found: faience amulets [29-12-271, 29-12-272], beads [29-12-270, 29-12-273].

(2) G 7752
Room "a": Uncovered lid of rock cut coffin. Body in position within.
Pit T: Depth 1.8 meters. Mud brick walls, rubble and black dust. Chamber on north. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7752 U: Down 2.1 meters. In outer court of G 7752 (room "b"). Rock cut. Chamber on west, below room "a", open.
G 7752 W: Down 3.5 meters. Debris of sand.
G 7752 X: Found in debris: six model jars [and other model vessels, 29-12-261, 29-12-262, 29-12-263, 29-12-264, 29-12-265, 29-12-268], other pots [29-12-266, 29-12-267] (late). [ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7753
G 7753 Z: In Room I. Removed lid of coffin in chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]

(4) G 7757
G 7757 A: In Room X. Removed lid of schist sarcophagus. Debris apparently sand and stones in sarcophagus.

(5) G 7760
G 7760 X: Depth 9.8 meters. Rubble and sand. Removed lids of three rock cut coffins in room I. Bodies in position. Among the roofing stones of coffins are two fragments of inscribed limestone [29-12-269]. Room II, below, on west of pit, open. Total number of skulls forty. [ILLUSTRATION]

(6) G 7764
G 7764 X: In pit and rooms I and II. Debris of rubble, broken bodies.

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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
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  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

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  • 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."