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Sunday, January 22, 1933 (continued)

(3) G 2220
G 2220 B: Moved wooden coffin [33-4-21], on beams, to the entrance of chamber and cased it in wooden beams ready for hoisting. Rigged shear-legs for lifting and brought winch over from east excavation area.

(4) East of G 2370
Clearing dumping area inside boundary wall.

(5) G 5230
G 5230 A: Clearing chamber of debris. Found: model jar (alabaster) [33-1-81], four fragments of limestone canopic jar(s?) [33-1-82], three fragments of pottery bowls [33-1-79, 33-1-80].

Monday, January 23, 1933
Twenty-seventh day of work, twenty-sixth of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2220 B
(3) G 2370 south of
(4) G 5230 A

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Down 8.35 meters; rubble and fallen stones.

(2) G 2220
G 2220 B: Moved wooden coffin [33-4-21] to hanging position in pit.

(3) South of G 2370
Commenced clearance of area south of mastaba G 2370, on which the guard's hut was originally built. Uncovered the south end of a small masonry mastaba, number G 2341 [= G 5540].

(4) G 5230
G 5230 A: Clearing chamber debris.

Tuesday, January 24, 1933
Day of Rest

Wednesday, January 25, 1933
Twenty-eighth day of work, twenty-eighth of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Cars emptied, line 24: 20, 45, 35, [total] 100

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2220 B
(3) G 2370 south of
(4) G 5230 A

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Down 10.0 meters; rubble, sand and fallen blocks.

(2) G 2220
G 2220 B: Dr. Derry continued examination of body, and removed bones, etc. Among the wrappings [33-4-22] were found two pieces of linen with a black-ink hieratic inscription.
See separate account with tomb drawings.
Brought sarcophagus [wood coffin 33-4-21] up and placed in store room.

(3) South of G 2370
Clearing debris of rubble and sand from area.

(4) G 5230
G 5230 A: Clearing chamber.

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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
    01/22/1933; 01/24/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5540

    • 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."