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Friday, December 20, 1929 (continued)

(1) Street G 7700
East of G 7760. Uncovered mastaba G 7766.

(2) G 7752
Room "a": Clearing debris of rubble and sand. Found: copper bull [29-12-224], faience figure [29-12-226], faience beads [29-12-227]. This chapel does not appear to have been finished, no trace of inscriptions.
G 7752 V: Depth 1.45 meters. Rock cut, in room G 7752 "b". Chamber on south, roof broken in. Found: two jars [29-12-237].
G 7752 W: Removed bones and remains of bodies and wooden coffins. Bodies numbered in plans 14, total number of skulls, forty. Found in debris of body No. IX: fragments wood of coffin, painted. Found in debris of body No. XI: fragments wood of coffin, painted.
G 7752 X: Depth 11 meters. Chamber on south, and sealed doorway.

(3) G 7753
Clearing mastaba to rock level.

(4) G 7757
G 7757 A: Completed clearance of blocking stones of cement in room X. [ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 7760
G 7760 X: Down 7.5 meters. Rubble of sand.

(6) G 7762
G 7762 S: Removed painted wooden coffin, (having treated surface with celluloid), and removed to office for photography and unwrapping. Cleared chamber. [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
    12/20/1929
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 7752

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7753

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7760

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7762

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7766

    • 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."