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Tuesday, January 3, 1933
Day of Rest, sixth day of Ramadan

Wednesday, January 4, 1933
Tenth day of work, seventh day of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:00

Work on:
(1) G 2120 A
(2) G 2150 A
(3) G 2160 A
(4) G 2220 C

(1) G 2120
G 2120 A: Completed clearance of pit down to its rock floor, on which were found: one alabaster 'handled' jar complete, potsherds and small pots, and a basketful of white cement, the basket having completely vanished. The door blocking stone is in position, one large stone, but has been broken through in the top eastern corner by robbers. The break is small. The chamber appears to be nearly full of debris and well cut blocks of stone as used for casing. The chamber seems to be cased.
The portcullis groove in the pit only descends in the masonry to rock level, below which point there is no groove. The door-blocking stone does not belong to this portcullis system. The fragments of sarcophagus and lid found in the pit debris, if they come from the chamber, must have come out piece by piece through the robbers' hole. Depth 11.48 meters. Found also in pit debris: fragments of alabaster bowl.

(2) G 2150
G 2150 A: Down 4.60 meters.

(3) G 2160
G 2160 A: Depth 12.20 meters. Found in debris: potsherds.

(4) G 2220
G 2220 C: Down 22.25 meters.

Men employed re-building guard's hut in west cemetery northeast corner and re-building boundary wall.

Thursday, January 5, 1933
Eleventh day of work, eighth day of Ramadan

George Andrew Reisner returned to hospital; he returned to camp on May 20th.

Work:
6:30 - 4:00

Work on:
(1) G 2120 A
(2) G 2150 A
(3) G 2160 A
(4) G 2220 C

(1) G 2120
G 2120 A: Removed door-blocking stone and commenced clearance of passage into chamber.

(2) G 2150
G 2150 A: Down 6.40 meters.

(3) G 2160
G 2160 A: Clearing debris of sand and rubble from chamber.

(4) G 2220
G 2220 C: Down 23.80 meters. Found in debris: fragment granite.

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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
    01/03/1933; 01/04/1944; 01/05/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2120

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2150

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2160

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • 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."