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Thursday, December 11, 1930 (continued)

(5) G 7940
Clearing debris from remains of masonry mastaba, almost all the stones removed. South of G 7937. Found in debris: fragments inscribed limestone [30-12-55, 30-12-56], faience beads [30-12-50, 30-12-51], faience scarab [30-12-49], broken slate palette [30-12-54], fragment alabaster statue [30-12-53]. Uncovered pits A and B.
G 7940 A: Down 1.2 meters. Rock cut.
G 7940 B: Down 1.7 meters. Rock cut.

Friday, December 12, 1930
Twelfth day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7760, south of
(2) G 7936 D
(3) G 7937 B
(4) G 7940 A, B
(5) G 7941 Z
(6) G 7942
(7) G 7943 A, B

Locals: 31

Cars, Line XVII
6:00 - 8:00: 68
8:30 -12:00: 95
1:00 - 4:20: 0
Total: 163

(1) South of G 7760
Clearing surface of debris south of G 7760, and west of previous digging. Found: one offering slab [30-12-59].

(2) G 7936
Clearing mastaba. Uncovered pit D, west of pit C.
G 7936 D: Down 2 meters. Rock cut.

(3) G 7937
Uncovered south face of mastaba.
G 7937 B: Down 6 meters.

(4) G 7940
G 7940 A: Down 3 meters. Chamber on east, rock cut, open.
G 7940 B: Down 3 meters.

(5) G 7941
Clearing mastaba. Rubble mastaba, of which the east face and one small niche are alone visible. Uncovered pit Z.
G 7941 Z: Depth 2.1 meter. Rubble built, rock cut. No chamber.

(6) G 7942
Rubble mastaba, of which northeast corner is visible.

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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
    12/11/1930; 12/12/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7936

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7937

    • 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

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."