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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 84

January 1, 1913 (continued)

[G 2381 A, continued]
constructed in the usual Old Kingdom - Middle Kingdom style, with beveled corner joints, sides overlapping ends, pegged together, boards mortised together, lid of two boards of three cleats each, tied with three ties. The inside of the coffin was also inscribed, a single line east to west, and a list of offerings at the head and on the east.

In the meantime, clearing has gone on at cemetery G 2500, laying clear the face of G 2000. Here, in the sand, was found a small block of green paint which had been lost by some European a long time ago. It still bears stamped the words "Marine Verte".

We are also pushing the work on the registration of G 2175 and so forth, in order to let Junker through by Monday with his railway embankment.

Thursday, January 2, 1913

[G 2381 A]
Having photographed the interior of the coffin by means of reflected sunlight, we proceeded to copy the inscription of the inside of the coffin. On the west was a single line, offering formula with the name of Anubis, ending with the name and titles of Ptah-shepsesy-m-thepy [Ptahshepses Impy]. On the north was a line with the titles and with the name Im-thepy [Impy], manifestly an abbreviation of the name, cf. Imhotep. Beneath this was a short list of offerings. On the east side was a pair of udjat eyes, above a shematic door. Beside that, a single line offering formula (Osiris) with the name Ptah-shepsesy-m-thepy. Here the first name is written Pepy-ptah-mery-ankh [Merptahankh], instead of Ra-mery [Meryre] etc. Next to the door, on the left, was an abbreviated list, one thousand (1,000) loaves of bread, one thousand (1,000) jars of beer, and so forth, with the name and titles of Ptah-shepsesy-m-thepy [Ptahshepses Impy]. Squeezed between this and a long list of offerings which follows, on the south, was a line of much smaller hieroglyphics, apparently

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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
    01/01/1913; 01/02/1913
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of one of two stone built chapels G 2386a or G 2386b, buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2381 A. Merptahankh-meryre, [rn=f nfr] his good name Ptahshepses Impy. Son of Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (owner of G 2381). Wood coffin (12-12-575 = MFA 13.3085) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a sm xrp SnDt nbt Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp jmA-a xtmw-bjtj jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw m prwj jmj-r wabtj] count, sem-priest, director of every kilt, chief lector-priest, gracious of arm, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two wabets; found in situ in G 2381 A. Copper flaring basin (12-12-265 = MFA 13.2940) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw] count, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect; found in situ in G 2381 A. Wesekh broadcollar (12-12-583 = MFA 13.3086) with terminals inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt] count, overseer of works; found (more than one-half intact) in situ in G 2381 A.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.