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microfilm: West diary, begin page 10

January 7 (continued)

[Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 130 (continued)]
Line 3: [GLYPHS]

The tomb is therefore one owned by Anchnebef [Ankhnebef], the king's confidant.

In cleaning up G 2175 preparatory to giving it over to Junker, the following masons' marks were observed on the northern niche, apparently under the plaster: [ILLUSTRATION]

Wednesday, January 8, 1913

[Menkaure quarry cemetery]
Men working as before. In clearing the quarry face north [?] of the tomb discovered yesterday [MQ 130], an uninscribed one was found [MQ 121].


a, a, are small recess chambers to the west and north respectively, of about half the height of the main chamber.
b = a burial pit apparently at higher level than floor of chamber at door.
On the east wall of this main chamber, about two-thirds of the distance to the roof, is a small patch of pinkish lime plaster on which is drawn in black the following:

microfilm: West diary, end page 10


  • 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
    01/07/1913; 01/08/1913
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Ankhnebef (MQ 130)
  • Author
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2175

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • MQ 120

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 121

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • MQ 130

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • Menkaure Quarry

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ankhnebef (MQ 130)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of MQ 130. Chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel inscribed for Ankhnebef, identified as [sqd n wjA sS wxrt nswt jrj-xt pr-aA jmj-r (...) pr-aA jmj-xt pr-aA sHD pr-aA jmj-r wabw xAstjw nTrj-mnkAwra wab nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra rx nswt] oarsman of a boat, scribe of the royal dockyard, custodian of property of the Great House, overseer of (...) of the Great House, under-supervisor of the Great House, inspector of the Great House, overseer of wab-priests and foreigners(?) of the pyramid of Menkaure, royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, royal acquaintance; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 130. Displaced block inscribed for Ankhnebef, identified as [Hm-nTr mnkAwra rx nswt] priest of Menkaure, royal acquaintance; found in quarry cut in second terrace of Menkaure quarry above entrance of MQ 130.

Modern People

  • 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.
  • 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.