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Wednesday, March 13, 1912 (continued)

[G 2130 (continued)]
step is to look for this hole.

Between G 2200 [= G 5080] and G 2190 there is a mud brick chapel. The whole front of G 2200 [= G 5080] was occupied by a chapel. The entrance was formed by two stone pillars (inscribed with name and titles of Seshem-nefer) and two stone door jambs.

G 2201 was broken by later pits on the west and covered with black debris containing many potsherds. [ILLUSTRATION]

Thursday, March 14, 1912

G 2191 lies between G 2190 and the unnumbered mastaba, G 2300 on the east [added in blue](5190)[end in blue] [margin note 2300 = 5190].
The serdab had only been opened by a narrow

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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
    03/13/1912; 03/14/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2191

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2201

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5190

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5080. Pillars and jambs of court entrance and north and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nb nt nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt sS Xrt-a nswt sS a nswt n sbAjt nswt Hrj-sStA n Xrt-a nswt jmj-r (pr) aHAw m prwj] overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, overseer of all royal works, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe of the royal instructors, secretary of the royal document-case, overseer of (the house of) weapons in the two houses; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); in situ in G 5080. Red granite sarcophagus (33-4-19 = Cairo JE 60541) inscribed for Seshemnefer; found in situ in G 5080 B.

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.