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Friday, December 20, 1929 (continued)

(7) G 7764
G 7764 X: In chamber I. Sand and rubble. Found two chambers, II rock cut, open on northwest; III rock cut, open on southwest.

(8) G 7765
Clearing mastaba. Uncovered pit F.
G 7765 B: In chamber, rubble, sand, mud, bones. Found in debris: fragment alabaster inscribed [29-12-231], fragment copper [29-12-232]. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7765 C: Depth 4.7 meters. Rubble and sand. No chamber.
G 7765 D: Depth 4.7 meters. Rubble and sand. Chamber, rock cut, open, on west. Found in debris: three copper objects with fragments gold foil adhering [29-12-228], faience beads [29-12-229]. [ILLUSTRATION]

(9) G 7766
South of G 7752. Clearing mastaba. Masonry built mastaba. Uncovered pit Z.
G 7766 Z: Depth 3.1 meters. Rubble built and rock cut. Found in debris: faience seal, copper fragments [29-12-223], pots [29-12-233, 29-12-234, 29-12-235, 29-12-236]. Chamber rock-cut open on west - broken G 7752 W. In south wall of chamber, which is an offering chamber, a sloping passage runs south, blocked with a large plug block. This chamber is numbered G 7766 Y, as it appears to be earlier than pits G 7766 Z or G 7752 W, which numbers refer to the pits only. The chamber of G 7760 X, in which many bodies were found, belongs to G 7760 X and breaks through into G 7752 W, G 7766 Z and G 7766 Y.

Saturday, December 21, 1926
Forty-fourth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7752 "a", "b", "c", V, X
(3) G 7760 X
(4) G 7764 X
(5) G 7765 "a", F, G
(6) G 7766 "a", Y

Locals: 43

Cars, Line XIV
6:25 - 8:00: 57
8:30 - 12:00: 125
1:00 - 4:20: 90
Total: 272

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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
    12/20/1929; 12/21/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 7752

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7764

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7765

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7766

    • 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."