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Monday, December 28, 1925 (continued)

(1) Avenue G 3 (continued)


The third hole is partly concealed by the later wall and its function is not clear. Vyse who claims to have cleared the chamber measured it and saw no trace of a sarcophagus. The sarcophagus may have been broken up in Saite times.
However, I ordered the interior to be cleared. The men emptied the sloping passage and began on the antechamber. The debris is drift sand and in the chamber wasted sand and debris. Someone has cleared a place in the antechamber in front of the door to the chamber. The chamber is full of debris (wasted debris?).
In the passage we found fragments of four or five alabaster vases [ILLUSTRATION] Dynasty 25 - 26 and a fragment of squat pot with a small spout in the form of a goat's head.
In the mixed dark debris, were a number of Saite-Ptolemaic amulets, etc. and a fragment of a small statuette [25-12-562] of Saite-Ptolemaic period with fine battered lines of inscription [GLYPHS] [Khenu]

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Richard William Howard Vyse, British, 1784–1853
    Khenu (in Avenue G 3)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khenu (in Avenue G 3)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragment of serpentine seated scribe statue (25-12-562) inscribed for Khenu, identified as (preserved inscription on base somewhat uncertain but may read) […r-sTAw sHD(?) wabw xnw Htp jr.n…] …Rosetau, inspector(?) of wab priests Khenu, he made(?)…; found displaced in Avenue G 3 debris.

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.
  • Richard William Howard Vyse

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1784–1853
    • Remarks Army officer, excavator, author and benefactor; Drew up plans of Zawiet el-Aryan in 1837. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.