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Diary Transcription:

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Sunday, January 15, 1933 (continued)

(4) G 2220 (continued)
G 2220 B (continued): The construction of the sarcophagus [wood coffin 33-4-21] is very clear, as all the joints, inside and out, are visible; as are the pegs used. The bottom appears to be one piece; the lid is in two pieces, joined; each side consists mainly of three planks and the ends the same.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Joints in wood, pegs and dowels showing.

Monday, January 16, 1933
Twenty-first day of work, nineteenth of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2190 B
(3) G 2200 B [= G 5080]

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Removing blocks of south wall of pit, undermined by sand.

(2) G 2190
G 2190 B: Clearing chamber. Sand and rubble debris. Completed clearance, found nothing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 10.3 meters; rubble and pebbles, practically clean debris. Found in debris: two fragments of inscribed limestone.

In repairing the retaining wall of road along west face of Great Pyramid, found in debris: fragments of inscribed mud sealing.

Tuesday, January 17, 1933
Day of Rest, twentieth day of Ramadan

Wednesday, January 18, 1933
Twenty-second day of work, twenty-first of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2220 B
(4) east of G 2370
(5) G 5230 A

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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
    01/15/1933; 01/16/1933; 01/17/1933; 01/18/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • 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."