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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, January 4, 1913 (continued)

[G 2391 continued]
[GLYPHS]

Sunday, January 5, 1913

[Menkaure quarry cemetery]
All hands on quarry cemetery of Menkaure.

Pushing registration of G 2172 etc. to let Junker through with his railway.

Working on Sudan project.

Monday, January 6, 1913
Day of rest for men.

Went with Mrs. Reisner, Mr. West, and Mary to Abu Roash. The work done by the French expedition on the plateau is insignificant. Mr. Lacau, I was told by the guard, is to resume work tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 7, 1913

[Menkaure quarry cemetery]
In two holes in middle of quarry reached rock. The quarry seems to have flat bottom:
Working on face of terrace 2:
[ILLUSTRATION]
tomb of Ankhnebef [MQ 130]

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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
    01/04/1913; 01/05/1913; 01/06/1913; 01/07/1913
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
    Miss Mary Reisner, American, 1902–1963
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American
    Pierre Lucien Lacau, French, 1873–1963
    Inti (in G 2391)
    Irenakhet Iri (G 2391)
    Khnumenti (in G 2391)
    Mehi (in G 2391)
    Neferi (in G 2391)

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 12

Ancient People

  • Inti (in G 2391)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son, inscription incorrectly reads [sAt=f]) of Neferi, grandson of Mehi, great grandson of Irenakhet Iri (owner of G 2391). Appears on limestone lintel (12-12-167 = MFA 13.4338) inscribed for his father Neferi (third figure from left [second figure from left in row of siblings facing Neferi]); found displaced in front of G 2391. Probably same individual identified as Inti on false door inscribed for Irenakhet Iri; central false door in situ in G 2391.
  • Irenakhet Iri (G 2391)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2391. Irenakhet, [rn=f nfr] his good name Iri. False door inscribed for Irenakhet Iri, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; central false door in situ in G 2391. Offering stone inscribed for Irenakhet, identified as [Hm-kA jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA] ka-priest, overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; found in situ in front of false door of Irenakhet. Fitting blocks of limestone lintel (12-12-165 = MFA 13.4333) inscribed for Irenakhet, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA jmj-r pr] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House, steward; found displaced in front of G 2391. Appears on panel of relief south of false door of his wife Kaesites, identified as [jmj-r st xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of the department of palace attendants of the Great House; north false door in situ in G 2391.
  • Khnumenti (in G 2391)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Irenakhet Iri (owner of G 2391). Appears on fitting blocks of limestone lintel (12-12-165 = MFA 13.4333) inscribed for his father Irenakhet Iri (last figure on right in row of siblings facing Irenakhet Iri and Kaesites), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in front of G 2391. Probably same individual identified as Khnumenti on false door inscribed for his father Irenakhet Iri; central false door in situ in G 2391.
  • Mehi (in G 2391)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Irenakhet Iri (owner of G 2391) and ([sA=s] her son) of Kaesites; father of Neferi and Hatkau. Appears on fitting blocks of limestone lintel (12-12-165 = MFA 13.4333) inscribed for his father Irenakhet Iri (third figure from left [first figure in row of siblings facing Irenakhet Iri and Kaesites]), identified as [jmj-r wpwt Hmw-kA Spss nswt smr pr] overseer of commissions of ka-priests, noble of the king, companion of the house; also appears on block of limestone lintel (12-12-166 = MFA 13.4337) inscribed for his mother Kaesites (fouth figure from left [figure on right of two siblings facing Kaesites]); also appears on limestone lintel (12-12-167 = MFA 13.4338) inscribed for his son Neferi (right end of block, faced by his daughter Hatkau and son Neferi); all found displaced in front of G 2391. Probably same individual as Mehi, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest, on false door inscribed for his father Irenakhet Iri; central false door in situ in G 2391.
  • Neferi (in G 2391)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Mehi, grandson of Irenakhet Iri (owner of G 2391). False door inscribed for Neferi, identified as [jmj-r wpwt Hmw-kA jmj-xt pr-aA Hm-kA jmj-xt xntjw-S pr-aA] overseer of commissions of ka-priests, under-supervisor of the Great House, ka-priest, under-supervisor of palace attendants of the Great House; south false door in situ in G 2391. Limestone lintel (12-12-167 = MFA 13.4338) inscribed for Neferi (appears twice: first figure on left faced by row of his children; right end of block, lower figure facing his father Mehi), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; found displaced in front of G 2391.

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.
  • 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 Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1873–1963
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1873-1963) French Egyptologist; born at Brie-Comte-Robert, 25 Nov. 1873, son of Louis Clément L., an architect, and Lucie AdéIe Belin; he at first entered the Ecole Normale intending to take up geology and studied Natural Science at the Sorbonne; he then turned to philosophy taking his degree in this sub- ject 1897, but studying oriental languages simultaneously; he learnt Hebrew and wrote an article on a text in this language in the Revue d'Assyriologie when he was only twenty-one; the influence of Maspero (q.v.) led him to study Coptic and Egyptian and he joined the lnstitut Français at his suggestion and began work for the Cairo general catalogue; he arrived in Egypt in 1899 and in 1901 published his first article on an Egyptian subject, Textes de I'Ancien Testament en copte sahidique, in the Rec Trav, his first volume for the Catalogue on the coffins in the museum in Cairo followed in1906;in this work he not only revealed his philological knowledge in transcribing the texts, but also noted most carefully all the constructional details and provided useful diagrams as illustration; this work led him to become interested in religious texts and he published a series of articles on the Coffin Texts in Rec Trav, 26-37, which was of great importance before the appearance of the comprehensive work of de Buck (q.v.); he also wrote a number of articles on Egyptian grammar at this period; in 1912 Lacau was appointed Director of the IFAO in Cairo and the following year was elected a member of the lnstitut Egyptien; on 7 Oct. 1914 he was appointed Director of the Antiquities Service but delayed his departure to Egypt for war service until sept. 1915 when he was sent back to Egypt so that he could arrange a proper administration for the Antiquities Service throughout the war period; this done he returned to France, 1916, after delegating his work to the Secretary-General G. Daressy (q.v.); he returned to Egypt in 1917 and resumed his duties; in 1919 he married Anne-Marie Bernard, daughter of the Geography Professor at the Sorbonne, and was made Director of the Institut Français; he was made a correspondant of the Acad. des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 1923; in the period after the war Lacau issued directives for the partial uncovering of the funerary temples and their dependant buildings at Saqqara, and for the study of the Memphite tombs both architecturally and functionally, and for essential restoration and consolidation work to be carried out at Karnak; sondages were also to be made with a view to making possible the publication of all the completed parts; at the time of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun Lacau insisted on all the finds being retained in Egypt and secured the entire collection for Cairo Museum; he returned to France in 1936, and succeeded Moret (q.v.) in his chair in Paris 1938; in 1939 he became a Member of the Acad. des Inscriptions et Belles- Lettres; after the war he paid three further visits to Egypt, 1950-4, and died in Paris, 27 March 1963; his principal works were, Sarcophages antérieurs au Nouvel Empire, 2 vols. 1904- 6; Fragments d'apocryphes coptes, 1904; Textes coptes en dialectes akhmimique et sahidique, 1908; Textes religieux égyptiens, I pt. 1910; Stéles du Nauvel Empire, 2 vols. 1909,1926, for Cairo Cat.; Une stéle juridique de Karnak, 1949-, Sur le systéme hiéroglyphique, 1954; Une chapelle, de Sésostris ler à Karnak, with H. Chevrier, 1956; La Pyramide ? degrés, tom. 4. Inscriptions gravées sur les vases, with J. P. Lauer, 2 pts., 1959, 1961; Une chapelle d'Hatshebsout à Kamak, with H. Chevrier, 2nds, 1977, 1979. ASAE 59 (1966), 33-52 (portr.) (J. P. Lauer); Annuaire du Collége de France 63 (1963), 39- 41 (M. Bataillon); AfO 21 (1966), 272-3 (J. Leclant); BIFA062 (1964), 231-5 (F. Daumas); Chron. D' Eg. 38 (1966), 244-6 (B. van de Walle); CRAIBL1963, 1964, 105-11 (P. Montet); Rev. Arch. 1963, ii, 55-8 (Ch. Picard); Rev. d'Eg. 15 (1963), 7-10 (portr.) (J. Sainte Fare Garnot); Rev. del'Histoire des Religions, cxliv, no. 444 (1963),128-31 (J. Sainte Fare Garnot).