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Friday, February 16, 1912 (continued)

[G 2100-II (continued)]
opens a shallow porch with three openings separated by two square vertical piers. The right and left portions of the facade slope like pylons.


Along the top extends a square cornice "a". Below this at "b" is a long inscription. There is also an inscription on the upper inside face of the piers "c". One of these gives name of occupant [Nensedjerkai] as a daughter of a priest of Khufar. The tomb of this priest himself [chapel of G 2100-I] is now in Berlin and claimed by Dr. Sethe to belong to Dynasty V. The door leading into hall "e" has the door sockets in perfect preservation. This hall "e" is lighted by a single sloping window near roof at south end. It has two niches on west (or mastaba) side, one at either end of hall. In debris of court, fragments of the statues, already mentioned, were found.

Saturday, February 17, 1912

Ordered 100 meters of additional rail to be here Monday or Tuesday. This morning Faris, a new boy on works (Said Ahmed family), died of pneumonia at C.M.S. Hospital. I had sent him there early last week and everything possible has been done for him. The

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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
    02/16/1912; 02/17/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Kurt Heinrich Sethe, German, 1869–1934
    Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)
    Nensedjerkai [I] (G 2100-II)

Tombs and Monuments 2

People 5

Ancient People

  • Nensedjerkai [I] (G 2100-II)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2100-II. Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Merib (owner of G 2100-I). Architectural elements, including archtrave over pillared portico, chapel entrance lintel and drum lintel, and north and south false doors inscribed for Nensedjerkai; also appears on east and west faces of pillars of pillared portico; identified as [sAt nswt Xkrt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr Hm-nTr xwfw] king's daughter, royal ornament, priestess of Hathor, priestess of Khufu; in situ in G 2100-II. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of her father Merib, chapel entrance south door jamb (reveal); chapel (ÄMP Berlin 1107) found in situ in G 2100-I.

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Faris

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Relative of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1906-1926); expedition worker (died of pneumonia, February 1912).
  • Kurt Heinrich Sethe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1869–1934
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1908–1926. In his "A History of the Giza Necropolis I," George A Reisner described Said Ahmed Said as "the most gifted foreman who ever worked for the expedition." Father of Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Head Reis 1936–1939), Mahmud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator), Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.