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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, April 12, 1912 (continued)

The chamber of G 2196 was cleared and a burial pit was found in the north west corner. This had been plundered and the chamber was open.

The following part is by Mr. Fisher:

Saturday, April 13, 1912

Dr. Reisner left for Girga at 6 p.m. In the morning the two triads [MFA 12.1484, MFA 12.1504] in the serdab of G 2197 were photographed in situ and then the wall behind them, i.e. west, was taken down, as in no other way could they have been moved. In the afternoon the statues were removed to the house without mishap, although the two pieces were of great weight and awkward size. Heavy wooden stretchers were placed behind them and each triad in turn was inclined backward upon it, and then lifted out of the serdab upon it and carried to house.

Sunday, April 14, 1912

The force left at Pyramid site has been rearranged in five gangs which were placed by lot in the streets between the mastabas in Schiaparelli's concession, where work had already begun at start of season. To facilitate work I laid out a double line of track with switches, with a third single line to street further west. Also ordered two new switches from Koppel.

Monday, April 15, 1912

Several of the foremen were kept busy laying new track so that work could go ahead early Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Firth is to start work drawing the wall paintings in the "little statue chamber" [G 2184] and I procured for her some materials.

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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
    04/12/1912; 04/13/1912; 04/14/1912; 04/15/1912
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth, British, 1872–1937
    Penmeru (G 2197)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2184

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2197

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 8.

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Penmeru (G 2197)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2197. Testamentary decree of Penmeru (south wall of niche), identified as [wab nswt Hm-nTr mnkAwra jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal wab-priest, priest of Menkaure, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in G 2197. Limestone triad (MFA 12.1504) representing Penmeru in three Ka forms, identified as [rx nswt xrp sH] royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone pseudo-group statue (MFA 12.1484) depicting two figures of Penmeru, his wife Meretites, his son Seshemnefer, and his daughter Neferseshemes; Penmeru identified as [sHD Hmw-kA rx nswt xrp sH] inspector of ka-priests, royal acquaintance, director of the dining hall; limestone standing pair statue (Cairo JE 43753) depicting two figures of Penmeru; statues found in situ in G 2197 serdab.

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 Mentioned on page
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Winifred (Freda) Nest Firth

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1872–1937
    • Remarks née Hansard; Artist and copyist; wife of Egyptologist Cecil Mallaby Firth; Artist for project. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.