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Friday, February 24, 1933 (continued)

(3) G 2340
G 2340 A [= G 5480 A]: Found in chamber debris: lid of limestone vessel.

(4) G 2342
Clearing top of mastaba. Uncovered pits, not yet numbered, also internal chapel 'a', of which only the lowest course remains on one side. Found in debris of 'a': fragments of inscribed and painted limestone from walls.

G 2342 T [= G 5520 T]: Opened door-blocking. Bones of body, head north, disturbed from the chest downwards by influx of water and debris from west side of chamber. Nothing found.

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G 2342 U [= G 5520 U]: Opened door-blocking. Bones of body in position, head north (female). Cleared, nothing found.

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(5) G 2348
G 2348 A [= G 5512 A]: Opened door-blocking. Body of child, head north, with remains of wicker or twigs over and under the bones. The twigs are not interwoven but some fine filaments adhering to them in places show that the twigs were the framework of some kind of 'basket'. Cleared.

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G 2348 E [= G 5510 E]: Removed stone slabs form pit; nothing beneath them, but pit goes on down. Depth 3.05 meters. Chamber on east, sealed with two stone slabs and rubble.

(6) G 2349
G 2349 A [= G 5530 A]: Opened door-blocking. Rock-cut in floor, north to south, without lid. Bones of body, head north (male), disturbed completely by water, etc.

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G 2349 E [= G 5530 E]: Opened door-blocking. Rock-cut coffin in floor, with a limestone slab lid in place, sealed around the edges with mud.

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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
    02/24/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5480

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5530

    • Site Name Western 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."