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November 18, 1912 (continued)

[ILLUSTRATION / GLYPHS]
[Akhetmehu, Ahkhirptah, Hunetka]

North of G 2365 [sic! G 2366] is the entrance of a tomb, two stones (inscribed) of which were seen on November 1. [ILLUSTRATION] This turns out to be a small mastaba with inscribed stela, name [GLYPHS] [Hetepkau, G 2410] built against another larger mastaba lying still further north.

Tuesday, November 19, 1912

Yom-el-waqfa. No work.
Presented me with four sheep, sugar cane, sweets and other things, according to custom.

Wednesday, November 20, 1912

Ed-eed-el-kabir. No work.
Fisher and West went to Saqqara. Murray to dinner.

Thursday, November 21, 1912

Clearing northwards from G 2353, G 2360, and G 2371. Small mastabas and denuded larger mastabas.

In G 2400 A as basket burial unusually well preserved, such as were often found at Girga (Naga-ed-Deir).

Friday, November 22, 1912

Wreszinski came in the morning to discuss material for his book on daily life, wants to use scenes in the Giza mastabas. Informed me of the importance of Kerman-Dafufa in Upper Nubia.

Work proceeding as yesterday. All the mastabas are embedded in a hard layer of debris (gravel, stone chips, potsherds, etc.) covered with a light layer of sand. There are several periods,

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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
    11/18/1912; 11/19/1912; 11/20/1912; 11/21/1912; 11/22/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972
    Mr. Murray
    Walter Wreszinski, German, 1880–1935
    Akhetmehu (G 2375)
    Ankhirptah (G 2375a)
    Hetepkau (G 2410)
    Hunetka (in G 2375)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 2353

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2360

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2365

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2366

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2371

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2375

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2400

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2410

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 9

Ancient People

  • Akhetmehu (G 2375)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2375. Architectural elements (pillars and architrave of pillared portico) and false door inscribed for Akhetmehu, identified as [sAb smsw hAjt r nxn wDa-mdw StA n Hwt wrt Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-wDbw] judge, elder of the court, mouth of Nekhen, judge of secret matters of the Great Court, secretary, priest of Maat, master of reversion-offerings; on architrave, identified as [sAb r nxn smsw hAjt Hrj-tp mdw n wDa-mdw StAw n Hwt wrt Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-sStA n wDa-mdw r nxn] judge, mouth of Nekhen, elder of the court, overlord of the words of secret judgements of the Great Court, priest of Maat, secretary of judgements, mouth of Nekhen (written twice); also appears in chapel recess relief, west wall (north of false door, Akhetmehu seated at offering table with Seshemnefer leading row of offering bearers below, and south of false door, Akhetmehu seated at offering table), north wall (marsh scene, depicting Akhetmehu and Hunetka with their sons Ankhirptah and Seshemnefer), south wall (including displaced blocks 35-11-96a and 35-11-96b, standing figures of Akhetmehu and Hunetka and son Ankhirptah receiving tribute); false door and relief in situ in G 2375, pillared portico reconstructed. Name and titles (including [r nxn wDa-mdw StAw Hm-nTr mAat smsw hAjt] mouth of Nekhen, judge of secret judgements, priest of Maat, elder of the court) appear on displaced inscribed block, along with those of wife Hunetka; found in chapel of G 2375 (possibly originally from south wall of chapel recess).
  • Ankhirptah (G 2375a)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Akhetmehu (owner of G 2375); owner of secondary chapel G 2375a (abutting east face of G 2375). False door inscribed for Ankhirptah, identified as [sAb r nxn] judge, mouth of Nekhen; in situ in secondary chapel G 2375a. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father G 2375, north wall of chapel recess (marsh scene, depicting Akhetmehu and Hunetka and their sons Ankhirptah and Seshemnefer), identified as [sAb sS] juridicial scribe; south wall of chapel recess (including displaced blocks 35-11-96a and 35-11-96b, standing figures of Akhetmehu and Hutnetka and son Ankhirptah receiving tribute), identified as [sAb] judge; one face of each displaced pillar inscribed for Ankhirptah, identified as [sAb smsw hAjt] judge, elder of the court; displaced pillar originally from G 2375 pillared portico (reconstructed), relief in situ in G 2375.
  • Hetepkau (G 2410)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2410. False door inscribed for Hetepkau; in situ in G 2410.
  • Hunetka (in G 2375)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Akhetmehu (owner of G 2375). False door inscribed for Hunetka, identified as [rxt nswt mrt nTr Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, beloved of the god, priestess of Hathor; found displaced in court of G 2375. Also appears in chapel relief, north wall of chapel recess (marsh scene, depicting Akhetmehu and Hunetka and their sons Ankhirptah and Seshemnefer), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; south wall of chapel recess (including displaced blocks 35-11-96a and 35-11-96b, standing figures of Ankhetmehu and Hunetka and son Ankhirptah receiving tribute); in situ in G 2375. Name and titles (including [Hm-nTr HwtHr nbt nht] priestess of Hathor Mistress-of-the-Sycamore) appear on displaced inscribed block, along with those of her husband Akhetmehu; found in chapel of G 2375 (possibly originally from south wall of chapel recess).

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Murray

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Nubian dictionary
  • Walter Wreszinski

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1880–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.