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Saturday, December 7, 1912 (continued)

[G 2384 (continued)]
These were just opposite (east of) door of G 2370.
Further south (next room) fragment of an alabaster offering stone [12-12-39] [ILLUSTRATION]
Front edge [GLYPHS]

Also a left knee of a limestone statuette [12-12-40].

On top of tomb of [GLYPHS] [Mehi] under rail, a mud plummet (?) [12-12-41] [ILLUSTRATION] nicked for string (?).

Sunday, December 8, 1912

Finished G 2384 and cleared a series of rooms north of [GLYPHS] [Mehi] number G 2385. [ILLUSTRATION]

In G 2385 [beta = F] (north), knee (right) of a hard slate statuette [12-12-44]. Also a blue-glazed rosette [12-12-42].
In G 2385 [alpha = S2], fragment from foot of wooden statuette, and a flat piece of copper.

In G 2384 (northeast) a lot of flint flakes [12-12-45].

The roofed room referred to on page 52, uncovered on eastern edge of G 2384, opposite blood basin of court, turns out to be the main

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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
    12/07/1912; 12/08/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2384

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Senedjemib Mehi (G 2378)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2378. Senedjemib, [rn=f nfr] his good name Mehi. Son of Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370). Portico architrave inscribed for Senedjemib Mehi, identified as [jrj-pat HAtj-a mAa jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nbt nt nswt jmj-jb n nswt m st=f nbt jmAxw xr nswt-bjtj Wnjs] hereditary prince, true count, overseer of all royal works, secretary of every royal decree, he who is in the heart of the king in all his places, revered before the King of Upper and Lower Egypt Unis; offering room false door inscribed for Senedjemib Mehi, identified as [smr watj tAjtj sAb TAtj jmj-r sSw a nswt jmj-r Xkr nswt nb Xrj-tp nswt mDH qd nswt m prwj jmj-r Snwtj jmj-r prwj-aHAw jmj-r wabtj jmj-r prwj nbw jmj-r sSr nswt jmAxw xr Jssj] sole companion, chief justice and vizier, overseer of royal document scribes, overseer of all royal regalia, royal chamberlain, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two granaries, overseer of the two armories, overseer of the two wabets, overseer of the two houses of gold, overseer of royal linen, revered before Isesi; also appears in chapel relief (thoughout chapel), identified as [jwn-knmt] iun-kenmut priest; false door and relief in situ in G 2378, portico reconstructed. Also appears in chapel relief (including portico west wall, door jambs, and offering room) in tomb of his father Senedjemib Inti (owner of G 2370), identified as [HAtj-a mAa jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt] true count, overseer of all royal works; in situ in G 2370.

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.