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Sunday, October 20, 1912 (continued)

[G 2300 A = G 5190 A (continued)]
Thus this burial was made in the time of Menkaure. The mastaba is, however, of the old type (Khufu). There is no chapel visible at present, and the mastaba is greatly denuded.

Ambrose Lansing came in the afternoon. He is with the Metropolitan Expedition.

October 21, Monday, 1912

Day of rest.

October 22, Tuesday, 1912

[ILLUSTRATION]
Shifted rails. Clearing top of G 2320 [= G 5280], G 2330 [= G 5380], pits in same, and southern half space between G 2320 [= G 5280] and G 2350 [= G 5290].

In the morning, open wooden coffin [12-10-12, Hetepy] in G 2330 V [= G 5380 V]. The fastening had been broken, the box plundered and partly filled with debris. Bones and wrappings in disorder in debris.

North of G 2302 is a small X-pit. The north end of chamber opens into a sloping passage [looking] north to a rock-cut chamber.

In the afternoon came Mr. H.S. Wellcome and C.M. Firth, and a little later, Mr. Curry, Director of the Sudan Education Department, brought by Mr. Crowfoot. Wellcome wants workmen again, and agreed to increased wage and other conditions quite readily. The men are eager to go under the new conditions. As Firth is going, and as I cannot find work for so many highly paid men, I shall let them go.

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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
    10/20/1912; 10/21/1912; 10/22/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Ambrose Lansing, American, 1891–1959
    Cecil Mallaby Firth, British, 1878–1931
    H. W. Wellcome
    John Winter Crowfoot, British, 1865–1959
    Mr. Curry
    Hetepy (in G 5380)
    Khufu
    Menkaure
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2302

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5280

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5290

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5380

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 9

Ancient People

  • Hetepy (in G 5380)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wood coffin (12-10-12 = Cairo JE 44635) inscribed for Hetepy, identified as [smr watj Xrj-Hb] sole companion, lector-priest; found in G 5380 V.
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.
  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

Modern People

  • Ambrose Lansing

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1891–1959
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Metropolitan Museum Expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Cecil Mallaby Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1878–1931
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Winifred Nest Firth. 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.
  • H. W. Wellcome

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Sudan Expedition
  • John Winter Crowfoot

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1865–1959
    • Remarks Archaeologist and educationalist. Husband of Grace Mary Crowfoot. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mr. Curry

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Director of Sudan Education Department