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Thursday, December 5, 1929 (continued)

(7) G 7761 (continued)
G 7761 X: Clearing debris of rubble and bones. Found: four fragments decorated linen [29-12-81], fragments wood coffin, rock cut coffin.

(8) G 7000 E II, IV, V, VI [G 7000 E 2, 4, 5, 6]
No. II [G 7000 E 2]: broken up, cleared. [ILLUSTRATION]
No. IV [G 7000 E 4]: Depth .70 meters, rubble.
No. V [G 7000 E 5]: Rubble, roofed with stones, height .68 meters.
No. VI [G 7000 E 6]: Built of mud-brick. Depth .47 meters. Chamber on south, built of stones, open, two bodies lying north to south, bones only.

Friday, December 6, 1929
Thirty-first day of work

Work on:
(1) G 7101, west of
(2) G 7700
(3) G 7070 B
(4) G 7753 A, "a", X
(5) G 7754, B, "a"
(6) G 7757 A
(7) G 7761 X
(8) G 7762

Locals: 44

Cars Line XIII
6:15 - 8:00: 44
8:30 - 12:00: 54
1:00 - 4:20: 70
Total 168

(1) West of G 7101
Clearing debris west of G 7101, to uncover lines of rock quarrying.

(2) Street G 7700
East of G 7754, clearing southwards.

(3) G 7070
G 7070 B: Transporting sarcophagus to south gate.

(4) G 7753
Uncovered chapel, rock cut - "a" and pit X.
G 7753 A: Down 8 meters. Debris rubble and mud brick fragments.
Room "a": Height 2 meters, rock cut, chamber to west.
G 7753 X: Down 2.4 meters, mud brick and rubble walls.

(5) G 7754
East of G 7757.
G 7754 B: In chamber. Found: limestone vessel. [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
    12/05/1929; 12/06/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 12

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."