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microfilm: West diary, begin page 20

January 16, 1913 (continued)

[Menkaure quarry cemetery (continued)]
A small piece of obsidian and a fragment of a large flat red ware dish were found in the debris of 124 [= MQ 124].

Friday, January 17, 1913

Men working as before, but nothing of interest found. My day spent in drawing pottery as was yesterday.

Showed two typical Petrie-ites over the works.

Saturday, January 18, 1913

[Menkaure quarry cemetery]
Men working as before. A new railroad line has been started along the western edge of the quarry. Nothing of interest found. As the quarry face is cleared, the layers of tombs become more impressive. All have apparently been robbed in modern times. The workmanship on the whole is good, though the material is poor. The serdabs are large and fine, but unfortunately quite empty.

As visitors, we had Duncan Mackenzie, Prof. Moulton of Bangor, Me., and four others. These I took over the works.

Sunday, January 19, 1913

Work as before. The work in the Menkaure quarry was moving drifted sand. Two railroad lines are working, one with a shovel gang, the other being loaded by basket. The eastern face of a fine large mastaba was largely uncovered. This is interesting in that the northern third is of masonry, fine large blocks, while the southern two thirds is rock. The door which has not yet been uncovered, is apparently in the masonry construction of the north. This is apparently the largest mastaba so far found. Otherwise nothing was discovered.

A large gang was at work cleaning up the court in front of the Senedem-ib=Yenti [Senedjemib Inti, G 2370] mastaba. Some large inscribed stones were found and some fragments with painted decorations, one of which is interesting as it shows Nekhehu in different colors, exactly like the larger stone showing him painted in fine colors which was found some time ago. Of other objects, a fragment of a limestone seated figure, interesting as the legs were cut free from the background; a limestone model box from a servant's statue, with peghole in the bottom.

[Monday, January 20, 1913

Day of rest for the men.
My own day spent in packing up for move to Keneh.]

microfilm: West diary, ends page 20


  • 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
    01/16/1913; 01/17/1913; 01/18/1913; 01/19/1913; 01/20/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Duncan MacKenzie
    Professor Moulton
    Sir William Flinders Petrie, British, 1853–1942
    Senedjemib Inti (G 2370)
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 3

People 5

Ancient People

  • Senedjemib Inti (G 2370)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2370. Senedjemib, [rn=f nfr] his good name Inti. Father of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378) and Khnumenti (owner of G 2374). Appears in chapel relief (throughout chapel), architectural elements (including portico facade, door jambs and displaced portico architrave) and false door inscribed for Senedjemib Inti, identified as [xrp sSw nbw Xrj-tp nswt jmj-r Snwtj jmj-r pr-aHAw mDH qd nswt m prwj jmj-r prwj-HD jmj-r jswj Xkr nswt jmj-r st nbt nt Xnw jmj-r prw msw nswt jmj-r Xkr nswt jmj-r Hwt-wrt sjsw jmj-r sDmt nbt jrj-pat HAtj-a tAjtj sAb TAtj jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA wDt-mdw nbt nt nswt Hrj-Xb smr watj] controller of all scribes, royal chamberlain, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of the armory, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two treasuries, overseer of the two chambers of royal regalia, overseer of every department of the Residence, overseer of the houses of the royal children, overseer of royal regalia, overseer of the six great law-courts, overseer of all that is judged, hereditary prince, count, chief justice and vizier, overseer of all royal works, overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, lector-priest, sole companion; in situ in G 2370. Limestone sarcophagus inscribed for Senedjemib Inti, identified as [HAtj-a mAa jntj tAjtj sAb TAtj snDmjb Xrj-tp nswt jntj] true count Inti, chief justice and vizier Senedjemib, royal chamberlain Inti; in situ in burial chamber of G 2370 B. Possibly same individual as owner of Lepsius 10 (in Khafre Quarry). Similar titles found on entrance lintel of Lepsius 10, inscribed for Senedjemib Inti. Probably same individual whose name appears on fragmentary limestone architrave (35-9-17 = MFA 35.2033) inscribed for Tjetu; found displaced in G 2338 B (possibly originally from G 2343 = G 5511).

Modern People

  • Duncan MacKenzie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Assistant to Mr. Wellcome
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.
  • Professor Moulton

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks From Bangor, ME
  • Sir William Flinders Petrie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1853–1942
    • Remarks Father of British Egyptology.