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Thursday, March 19, 1914 (continued)

[Between G 4620 and G 4720 (continued)]
being exposed and two crude remains of walls.

Between G 4530 and G 4520
Work continued toward east in street between G 4530 and G 4520 finding a seated pair [14-3-4, seated family group statue of Khufuankh, Djefatka, Menkaure-ankh] (nummulitic limestone) in sand debris about 2 meters above solid rock between G 4520 and G 4530. The man's head is missing, a boy stands between their forelegs, and a few faint inscriptions still remain conveying the cartouche of Khufu.

South and west of G 4620
Sand debris south and west of G 4620 being removed about half its depth.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Friday, March 20, 1914

South of G 4620
Work continued on debris south of G 4620 exposing a small mastaba [G 4616] against the south face of G 4620 with two pits. One finished at a depth of about 3 meters and the other going to a depth of about 3 meters in hard debris.

G 4620, G 4610
Also clearing sand southwest of G 4620; southeast of G 4620; and east of G 4610.
G 4420, G 4520

G 4420, G 4520
New rails laid between G 4420 and G 4520 removing sand debris shoveled to carts.

Saturday, March 21, 1914

Went to Cairo and arranged to have Assuan pottery boxes moved from Museum to Congdon's storeroom.

G 4420, G 4520, G 4620
Half of sand between G 4420 and G 4520 finished and new rails laid between G 4520 and G 4620. Removing sand. Street south of G 4620 finished with exception of small mastaba pit. Work continued on sand southwest of G 4620.

G 4831
Chamber to G 4831 A and G 4381 B finished.

Sunday, March 22, 1914

G 4620
Work continued south, southwest, west-northwest, and north of G 4620 removing sand debris. Right toes of woman, and back part of head of man belonging to statuette found March 19 found in sand debris northwest of G 4620. Headless pair statuette [14-3-16, standing pair statue of Kap and Hy] in nummulitic limestone (height 35.6) inscriptions on the back, found 58 cm north of northwest corner of G 4620, in sand debris above 30 cm above solid rock.

Monday, March 23, 1914

Men's day off.
Mrs. Reisner and Mary return from Sudan.

Tuesday, March 24, 1914

G 4622
Chambers Nos. G 4622 A and G 4622 B cleared of debris.

North of G 4620
Street north of G 4620 finished exposing one small intermediate mastaba,

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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
    03/19/1914; 03/20/1914; 03/21/1914; 03/22/1914; 03/23/1914; 03/24/1914
  • Mentioned on page
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mr. Congdon
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Djefatka (in G 4520)
    Hy (in G 4522)
    Kap (G 4522)
    Khufuankh (G 4520)
    Menkaure-ankh (in G 4520)
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 7

  • G 4420

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4530

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4616

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4620

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4831

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 9

Ancient People

  • Djefatka (in G 4520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Khufuankh (owner of G 4520). Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht Hm-nTr Nt wpt wAwt mHtt jnb=s] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore, priestess of Neith Opener-of-the-Ways north of her wall; found in situ in G 4520. Limestone offering stone (14-4-49 = MFA 47.1634) inscribed for Khufuankh and his wife Djefatka; found in situ in front of false door.
  • Hy (in G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Kap (possible owner of G 4522). Fragmentary limestone pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue.
  • Kap (G 4522)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 4522. Fragmentary limestone standing pair statue (14-3-16 + 14-3-23 + 14-3-32 = MFA 21.2602) inscribed for Kap and his wife Hy; Kap identified as [jrj-xtmt n pr-aA xntj-S] he who is in charge of the sealed goods of the Great House, palace attendant; fragments found in debris between G 4520 and G 4620, attributed to G 4522. Fragment of limestone seated pair statue (14-3-31 = MFA 14.1461) inscribed for Kap, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S n pr-aA jmAxw xr nTr aA] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, revered before the Great God (belongs with 14-3-24 = MFA 14.1455, fragment of limestone seated pair statue inscribed for Niankhhathor); found east of G 4520, attributed to G 4522. Two women (or same woman with two names) have been identified as wife of Kap: Hy on standing pair statue, Niankhhathor on seated pair statue. G 4522 tentatively assigned to Kap based on fragmentary statue finds; presumably because only evidence for a chapel (assuming statues originated in a chapel) in area where fragments were found is G 4522. Might be same Kap who appears (identified as [sn Dt] brother of the funerary estate) on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh (owner of G 4520).
  • Khufuankh (G 4520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4520. Limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [rx nswt xntj-S pr-aA Hsw jmj-r Hsw pr-aA jmj-r sbjw] royal acquaintance, palace attendant of the Great House, singer, overseer of singers of the Great House, overseer of flautists; found in situ in G 4520. Limestone offering stone (14-4-49 = MFA 47.1634) inscribed for Khufuankh and his wife Djefatka; Khufuankh identified as [rx nswt Hsw xntj-S pr-aA] royal acquaintance, singer, palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in front of false door. Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on small false door inscribed for Iaunisut and his wife Iupu, north outer jamb, identified as [xntj-S pr-aA] palace attendant of the Great House; found in situ in exterior chapel of G 4520. Limestone offering basin inscribed for Khufuankh, identified as [Hsw xntj-S] singer, palace attendant; found in situ in front of small false door inscribed for Iaunisut and his wife Iupu in exterior chapel of G 4520.
  • Menkaure-ankh (in G 4520)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Khufuankh (owner of G 4520). Limestone seated family group statue (14-3-4a = MFA 14.1445.1 + 14-3-4b = MFA 14.445.2) of Khufuankh, his wife Djefatka, and son Menkaure-ankh; found between G 4620 and G 4530 (SW of G 4630), originally from G 4520. Appears on limestone false door (MFA 21.3081) inscribed for Khufuankh, outer south jamb (standing figures of Khufuankh and Menkaure-ankh); found in situ in G 4520.

Modern People

  • 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.
  • Miss Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1902–1963
    • Remarks Daughter of George and Mary Reisner
  • Mr. Congdon

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.