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Friday, March 8, 1912 (continued)

[G 2200 = G 5080 (continued)]
inserted after the body of the mastaba was built.
Clearing away the street in front of the mastaba, a series of find niches came into view on the east face.

Saturday, March 9, 1912

In debris in front of mastaba G 2200 [= G 5080] (Seshem-nefer), fragments of relief, of a red granite statue (life-size) and several unfinished limestone vessels.

a-a, b-b-b - rubble retaining walls built by thieves to keep back sand.

The street is paved. On the pavement lies about 30 to 40 cm of dirty debris with an uneven surface. Then comes sand. All hands are now on the street before G 2200 [= G 5080] and G 2190 and the space between

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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
    03/08/1912; 03/09/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5090

    • 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.