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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 18, 1929 (continued)

(7) G 7765
Uncovered Pit B.
G 7765 A: In room I. Rubble, sand, bones. Broken to chamber of another pit. Cleared. Chamber II, on west, rock cut, open.
G 7765 B: Down 1.9 meters. Mud built above, rock cut below.

Thursday, December 19, 1929
Forty-second day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7750 Y
(3) G 7752 "b", "a", W, X
(4) G 7753 Z
(5) G 7757 A
(6) G 7760 A
(7) G 7764 X
(8) G 7765 A, B, C, D, E

Locals: 44

Cars, Lines XIV
6:00 - 8:00: 55
8:30 - 12:00: 110
1:00 - 4:20: 95
Total: 260

(1) Street G 7700
Clearing southwards, east of G 7760

(2) G 7750
G 7750 Y: In rooms I and II. Rubble, sand, bones of bodies. In room I, rock cut coffin, east-west. [ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7752
Clearing east side of mastaba.
Room "a": Rubble of sand.
Room "b": Outer court. Square column in center. Rock cut, against west face of G 7765. Rubble and sand.
G 7752 W: Down 1.9 meters. Rock cut. Chamber rock cut, open on north, broken to pit G 7760 Z. Found in pit debris: faience fragments, potsherds [29-12-213], pots [29-12-208, 29-12-209, 29-12-210, 29-12-211], fragments inscribed limestone [29-12-217]. Many broken bodies and fragments of wooden coffins, disturbed by robbers in chamber.
G 7752 X: Down 9 meters. Rubble and sand. Found in debris: fragments limestone with red marks [29-12-214].

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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
    12/18/1929; 12/19/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7750

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7753

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7764

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7765

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • Street G 7700

    • 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."