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Monday, December 16, 1912

Day of rest.
Telegram from Wellcome.

Tuesday, December 17, 1912

Clearing G 2385 mastaba.

In front of G 2381 A, in rock, another sloping passage, G 2381 C.
North of it, a pit G 2382 A. In debris on rock another fragment of face [12-12-175, attributed to Khafre] found yesterday.
In G 2381 X, a head of a limestone statuette [12-12-176a] and some inscribed fragments [12-12-176]. [176 circled]

Latimer came.

Prof. Junker arrived last night. They laid rail on old causeway east of Lepsius 23, and proceeded to clear pit in mastaba 4.60.

Wednesday, December 18, 1912

Clearing G 2381 X. Copper model tools [12-12-177, 12-12-178, 12-12-179, 12-12-180, 12-12-181, 12-12-182, 12-12-183], fragments of relief, gold foil.

Clearing G 2381 C. Chamber and passage filled with dirt.

Clearing G 2382 B. Few fragments of alabaster statues.

Examining fragments of alabaster statues found in front of G 2370 A and G 2382, found cartouche of Khafre (twice) [12-12-176]. Apparently alabaster statues were hauled here in Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6 and broken up to make the small alabaster offering dishes of which so many examples have been found.

Worked also on G 2385.

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  • 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
    12/16/1912; 12/17/1912; 12/18/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    H. W. Wellcome
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Mr. and Mrs. Latimer
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 4

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.

Modern People

  • 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
  • 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.

Groups 1