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Monday, December 15, 1930 (continued)

(1) G 7918
Clearing above, mastaba G 7918. Found: faience scaraboid bead, faience udjat bead, hard stone udjat, etc., hand of wooden anthropoid? coffin?

(2) G 7940
G 7940 B: Down 8.7 meters. Found in debris: two halves of a limestone mold with bird in sunk relief, fragments green glass bottle.

(3) G 7941
Clearing mastaba. South end broken away. Uncovered pit C and D.
G 7941 C: Uncovered only.
G 7941 D: Rubble built and rock cut. Depth 1.2 meters. No chamber.

(4) G 7942
Clearing broken mastaba.

(5) G 7943
Clearing south of mastaba. South end broken away.

Tuesday, December 16, 1930
Day of rest

Wednesday, December 17, 1930
Sixteenth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7918
(2) G 7936 C
(3) G 7939 D
(4) G 7940 B
(5) G 7941
(6) G 7943 A
(7) G 7944 Z

Locals: 30

Cars, Line - XVII
6:00 - 8:00: 60
8:00 - 12:00: 172
1:00 - 4:25: 135
Total: 367
Cars, Line - XVIII
6:00 - 8:00: 0
8:00 - 12:00: 40
1:00 - 4:25: 38
Total: 78
Grand Total: 445

(1) G 7918
Clearing on top of mastaba and east of.

(2) G 7936
G 7936 C: Removed debris from room. Uncovered body, head to north.

(3) G 7939
G 7939 D: Cleared body, and chamber. [ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    12/15/1930; 12/16/1930; 12/17/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 7918

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7936

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7939

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7940

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7941

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7942

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7943

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7944

    • Site Name Eastern 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."