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Wadi Cemetery: GW 1, entrance of chamber blocked with stones, looking S (grave uncovered in trial pit in path of upper dump heap)


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Subjects
    Wadi Cemetery (Reisner; north of W. Cem): Site: Giza; View: GW 1
  • Date
    January 1904
  • Remarks
    Two tombs appear to have been numbered GW 1; one "in trial pit in path of upper dump heap" with burial excavated in January 1904 (the exact location of which is unknown), one small mud and rough stone mastaba, apparently with burial unexcavated, that appears with wood marker numbered "1" in photos of eastern edge of wadi cemetery.
  • Problems/Questions
    margin note stating "C10014 through C10028 taken in reverse order to present numbering" is not acurate, photos appear to be numbered out of sequence; GW 001 corrected to read GW 1; view from N changed to looking S
  • Photographer
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • GW 1

    • Site Name Wadi Cemetery (Reisner; north of W. Cem)

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Photographer
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.