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Friday, January 3, 1930
Fifty-fourth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7752 "a"
(3) G 7760 B, "e"
(4) G 7766 B, Y
(5) G 7767 Y, Z
(6) G 7768 D

Locals: 42

Cars, Line XIV
6:15 - 8:00: 55
8:30 - 12:00: 117
1:00 - 4:20: 78
Total: 270

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760, clearing southwards. Found: glass vessel fragment, faience beads, amulet, copper fragments.

(2) G 7752
G 7752 "a": Cleared bones of three bodies in rock cut coffins, found nothing.

(3) G 7760
East of mastaba at south end. Uncovered part of walls of room "e".
G 7760 B: Down 9 meters. Sand, rubble.
Room "e": Built of mud brick, walls broken down to ground level. Rubble, sand and fallen bricks. Found in debris: fragment inscribed limestone.

(4) G 7766
G 7766 B: Removed door blocking. Debris: rubble and sand
G 7766 Y: Clearing chamber. Debris waterborne, sand and black dust in horizontal strata. On west side a limestone sarcophagus with lid removed.

(5) G 7767
G 7767 Y: Down 8 meters. Rubble, sand and bones.
G 7767 Z: In rooms I and II. Found in debris room I: one jar, five ushabtis and fragments.

(6) G 7768
Clearing mastaba, found pit D
G 7768 D: Down 1.2 meters. Mud brick above, debris of rubble and sand.

Saturday, January 4, 1930
Fifty-fifth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7760 B, X
(3) G 7766 B, Y
(4) G 7767 Y, Z
(5) G 7768 D

Locals: 42

Cars, Line XIV
6:20 - 8:00: 65
8:30 - 12:00: 125
1:00 - 4:20: 113
Total: 303

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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
    01/03/1930; 01/04/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

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."