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GIZA 1932 Harvard - Boston

Monday, August 8, 1932

G 2210 A
Three inscribed stones lifted on top of mastaba.

Tuesday, August 9, 1932
Tennis court re-plastered.

Wednesday, August 10, 1932
Tennis court re-plastered. Arrived from village Salah ed Din.

Thursday, August 11, 1932
Lines on tennis court drawn.

Friday, August 12, 1932

G 2210 A
After H. Handrick has drawn the second row of door-blocking stones, they are removed and two found to be with quarry marks also, i.e. the eastern one of the bottom layer with one black and the western one with two (red and black) quarry marks. After that the burial chamber is open. The debris of the door blocking, mud, smaller stones and chips of white limestone have partly fallen into the burial chamber forming a small heap near the door. The ground of the chamber itself is covered with a layer of chips and white limestone dust, on top of which are lying the bones of one disturbed skeleton in the southwest corner, a few fragments of decayed wood around it and on top of the heap of debris inside the door. Potsherds and bits of straw, rope and other organic matter are scattered over the floor. Besides that are two square limestone blocks, either from the door blocking or from the casing, in the southeast corner, the southern one with a quarry mark on the upper side, both lying on bigger limestone chips and several brown round flint stones.
All four walls have an unfinished casing of white limestone, south and west wall as high as one (west) or two (south) layers under the ceiling, north and east wall to be completed around the door from the fourth (east) and fifth (north ) layer from the floor. Two stones of the ninth layer of the west wall have quarry marks [ILLUSTRATION] and [ILLUSTRATION] and two of the second of the north wall [ILLUSTRATION] in red.
Cleared small passage along the east wall down to floor of the chamber, which is natural rock. The debris

[Diary entry by Hansmartin Handrick]

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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
    08/08/1932; 08/09/1932; 08/10/1932; 08/11/1932; 08/12/1932
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Hansmartin Handrick

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Hansmartin Handrick

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • 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."