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Thursday, January 12, 1933 (continued)

(5) G 2220 (continued)
G 2220 B (continued): doorway is filled with loosely piled mud-bricks, also without cement or plaster of any sort. The pit continues on downwards. (bricks 37 x 19.5 x 13 cm)

(6) G 2310
G 2310 A [= G 5180 A]: Masonry built pit, rock-cut below. Depth 5.50 meters; sand and rubble debris. Rock bottom, no chamber.

Friday, January 13, 1933
Eighteenth day of work, sixteenth of Ramadan

6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2150 A
(2) G 2180
(3) G 2190
(4) G 2200 B, C [= G 5080]
(5) G 2220 B

(1) G 2150
G 2150 A: Cleared chamber of debris of rubble, stones. Found in debris: nine small alabaster model cups [33-1-36], alabaster model jar [33-1-35], two pots [ILLUSTRATION] [33-1-37] and [ILLUSTRATION] [33-1-34], two copper implements and fragments, faience 'button' [33-1-45], two fragments of carnelian [33-1-44], three fragments of wood with incised lotus design [33-1-51], many scraps of much decayed wood, fragments of broken and decayed bones of body, potsherds, many fragments of white plaster such as that still adhering to the faces of the sarcophagus [sarcophagus 33-4-20]. The lid of the canopic pit of limestone, is displaced but partly over the empty pit. The room is roughly cut.

(2) G 2180
Searching for other pits.

(3) G 2190
Searching for other pits.

(4) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 5.7 meters; sand, rubble and fallen blocks in debris. Found: two fragments of wall relief, one with upper part of man's figure and title [GLYPHS]. The other with part of large inscription showing part of title [TRANSLITERATION] Khufu.
G 2200 C [= G 5080 C]: Down 3.50; rubble and sand debris. Found: potsherds, fragment of rough limestone with roughly incised inscription with part of name (?) and date.

(5) G 2220
G 2220 B: Removed door-blocking. Down 8.90 meters in pit. The chamber is small and roughly cut, on the north side of the pit. The chamber contains a large wooden coffin [33-4-21], 240 x 98 x 98 cm, of which the wood appears almost as hard and strong as when new. The chamber is undisturbed, the coffin lid in place, and no other

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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
  • Display Page Dates
    01/12/1933; 01/13/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5180

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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."