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Wednesday, January 13, 1915 (continued)

[(2) G 4940 (continued)]
white plaster. In the southeast corner of B is the mark of an altar or of a floor basin which is no longer in place. In the sand in the entrance to the interior chamber O were two limestone fragments fitting together [ILLUSTRATION].

(3) Between G 4940 and G 4930
Space between G 4940 and G 4930: [ILLUSTRATION]
At northeast corner of G 4940 in the lower hard debris the right side of an alabaster head of small statuette.

(4) G 4930
Northern mud brick chapel of G 4930. The chapel is denuded to within about 50 cm of floor, and filled with mud debris.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 5030
Pit G 5030 B. Still going down. Debris now (at about 8 or 9 meter depth) changing to reddish gravelly sand.

(6) G 4930
Pit G 4930 B. In chamber, potsherds: (a) bent bowl, R.P. [red polished]: [ILLUSTRATION], (b) R.S.W. jars [ILLUSTRATION] also fragments of a copper plate or bowl. Chamber - limestone debris - finished.

Officers 6th Battalion A.I.F. came to see excavations.

Official (Egypt) communication stating that Turkish attempt on Egypt is expected within a few weeks.

Fisher left for Mansurah to visit various sites with Edgar.

Thursday, January 14, 1915
day 59

Work on
(1) chamber of G 4513
(2) street south of G 5110
(3) street east of G 4930
(4) Pit G 5030 B
(5) south chamber of G 4930

(1) G 4513
Cleaning drift sand from offering chamber of G 4513 (Nefer-yhiy), using it to build roadway for moving out big box from last year. This is the tomb of: [GLYPHS] [Neferihy] overseer of the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. The chamber has been

[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
    01/13/1915; 01/14/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Neferihy (G 4513)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 4513

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Neferihy (G 4513)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4513. Architectural element (lintel over chapel corridor entrance) and false door inscribed for Neferihy; also appears in chapel relief (west wall and east face of pillars); identified variously as [rx nswt wr mDw Sma nj-nst-xntt xrp sSw jrjw jaH jmj-r wr-xafra jmj-r nTrj-mnkAwra sHD wabw Hrj-sStA] royal acquaintance, great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, director of scribes connected with the moon, overseer of the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, inspector of wab-priests, secretary; in situ in G 4513.

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • 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.