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Saturday, November 29, 1913


Work continued as yesterday. One side of small stone wall being exposed.

Sunday, November 30, 1913

Work as yesterday. Small stone room and mud-brick room exposed. Street nearly completed.

Monday, December 1, 1913

Work continued as yesterday.

Tuesday, December 2, 1913

Men's day off.

Wednesday, December 3, 1913

Part of gang left to finish street between G 4440 and G 4540.
Pits in mastabas Nos. G 4330 and G 4430 started. Both reaching a depth of about 6 meters at end of day. Debris sand and limestone chips in G 4430, and in G 4330.
In pit No. G 4430 were found fragments of a mud portrait head, and many potsherds.

Twelve students from Boston were shown the works.

Thursday, December 4, 1913

Two mud seals (one in fragments) found in pit No. G 4430 very early in the a.m. bearing impressions of a cylinder seal with the Horus-name of Khafre: [GLYPH].
Street between G 4440 and G 4540 finished.

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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
    11/29/1913; 11/30/1913; 12/01/1913; 12/02/1913; 12/03/1913; 12/04/1913
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 4330

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4440

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.

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.