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microfilm: begin page 996

Wednesday, December 11, 1929
Thirty-fifth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7753 A, Z
(3) G 7757 A
(4) G 7760 A
(5) G 7762 P, S, U, W
(6) G 7763 A, B, C, Y, Z

Locals: 44

Cars, Line XIV
6:15 - 8:00: 52
8:30 - 12:00: 125
1:00 - 4:25: 115
Total: 292

Dispatched rails, trucks, etc. to Dr. Roeder, Mallawi.

(1) Street G 7700
Clearing southwards. Uncovered mastaba G 7763, of mud-brick(?)

(2) G 7753
G 7753 A: Removed door blocking and commenced to clear room. Found in room debris: fragment inscribed limestone [29-12-124].
G 7753 Z: Down 9.3 meters. Debris: sand and black dust. Chamber open on west.

(3) G 7757
G 7757 A: Removing blocking stones

(4) G 7760
G 7760 A: Down 12.5 meters. Debris: rubble and sand.

(5) G 7762
G 7762 P: Uncovered pit P. Depth 2.8 meters, rock cut, chamber, open, on west. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 7762 S: Opened door blocking. In the chamber is a plastered and painted wooden anthropoid coffin remarkably well preserved. On top of coffin is an oblong wooden box, closed, with peg-joints, also very well preserved. Photographing.
G 7762 U: Removed door blocking, skeleton, head north.
G 7762 W: Removed door blocking, skeleton, head north.

microfilm: end page 996

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
    12/11/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Dr. Günther Roeder, 1881-1966

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Dr. Günther Roeder

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates 1881-1966
    • Remarks Director of Hildesheim expedition to el-Ashmunein (1929-1939).
  • 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."