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Monday, December 30, 1929 (continued)

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760, clearing southwards. Rubble and sand.

(2) G 7757
G 7757 A: In Room X. Removed remains of body from sarcophagus. Bones stuck together in a solid mass of bitumen. Found in debris of body: hard stone amulets: heart [29-12-330, 29-12-331], djed [29-12-329], etc [29-12-332, 29-12-333] Gold wire and gold figure of arrows in quiver [29-12-337]. Sheet gold fragments [29-12-334, 29-12-335, 29-12-339], fragments of silver figure in repousee work of Isis [29-12-340], beads [29-12-328].

(3) G 7760
Clearing east of mastaba. Uncovered room "d" of mud brick, belonging to outer rooms of chapel, much destroyed.
G 7760 B: Down 1.2 meters. Masonry above, rock cut below.

(4) G 7761
Clearing north of pit W, debris of late graves G 7000 E VII [G 7000 E 7] and VIII [G 7000 E 8]. Cleared to rock.

(5) G 7766
G 7766 B: Down 10 meters. Rubble, sand, black dust. Chamber on south, closed with rubble broken through.
G 7766 C: Down 8 meters. Rubble, sand, stone blocks, chamber, rock cut, open, on west.
G 7766 Y: Removed blocking stone. Room full of sand and debris.

(6) G 7767
G 7767 Z: Depth 9 meters. Sand, rubble and stones.

Tuesday, December 31, 1929
Day of rest

Wednesday, January 1, 1930
Fifty-second day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7700
(2) G 7750 "G"
(3) G 7757 A
(4) G 7760 B
(5) G 7766 B, C
(6) G 7767 Z

Locals: 41

Cars, Line XIV
6:30 - 8:00: 54
8:30 - 12:00: 113
12:30 - 4:20: 85
Total: 252

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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
    12/30/1929; 12/31/1929; 01/01/1930
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 9

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."