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Friday, March 31, 1933
Eighty-second day of work, sixteenth of reduction

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 21

Work on:
(1) G 2357 east of

(1) East of G 2357
Clearing area of surface debris. Uncovered part of the rubble wall which runs parallel to and outside the pyramid boundary wall. Found pits: G 2357 W, X, Y, Z [= G 5561 W, X, Y, Z].

Saturday, April 1, 1933
Eighty-third day of work, seventeenth of reduction

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 32

Work on:
(1) G 2357 X, Y, Z [= G 5561]

(1) G 2357
G 2357 X [= G 5561 X]: Mud-brick and rubble, and rock-cut. Depth 3.50 meters. Chamber on west, open. Remains of broken wooden coffin, with part of inscription on one board. Found in pit debris: limestone jar lid.
G 2357 Y [= G 5561 Y]: Mud-brick and rubble pit. Down 1.20 meters.
G 2357 Z [= G 5561 Z]: Mud-brick and rubble pit. Depth 1.45 meters. Chamber on west, open. Found in debris: potsherds. Cleared.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Sunday, April 2, 1933
Eighty-fourth day of work, eighteenth of reduction

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 34

Work on:
(1) G 2347 A [= G 5551]
(2) G 2357 W, X, Y [= G 5561]

(1) G 2347
G 2347 A [= G 5551 A]: Opened door-blocking. Rock-cut coffin, with lid of two slabs, cemented in position.

(2) G 2357
G 2357 W [= G 5561 W]: Rubble and mud-brick, and rock-cut. Down 2.70 meters.
G 2357 X [= G 5561 X]: In chamber. Cleared.
G 2357 Y [= G 5561 Y]: Depth 2.60 meters. Chamber on north, open.

Monday, April 3, 1933
Eighty-fifth day of work, nineteenth of reduction

Work: __
Cars: __

Work on:
(1) __

On May 20th, George Andrew Reisner returned from town after his second operation for cataract (detached retina) ESP

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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
    03/31/1933; 04/01/1933; 04/02/1933; 04/03/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5551

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5561

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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."