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Saturday, January 2, 1926 (continued)

(5) Isis Temple
On the western side of Street G 7000 S and south of the crude brick wall mentioned yesterday under "(2) Street G 7000 S" exposed a stone lined chamber of the Isis Temple lettered A [= chapel of Harbes]. [ILLUSTRATION]
This was originally a crude brick chamber with white plastered walls. The chamber of stone has been built in it and is later. The top of the east wall is beveled.


On the floor were:
1) life sized seated statue basis badly worn of [GLYPHS] [Ankhpakhered], limestone [in pencil: 26-1-1239]
2) torso of same [in pencil: 26-1-1240]
3) rude limestone sphinx [in pencil: 26-1-1241]
4) offering stand
5) rude limestone sphinx [in pencil: 26-1-1242]
6) and 7) stones with sunk relief [in pencil: 26-1-1243, 26-1-1244]
and part of a bundle column

On north wall: Isis (suckling Horus) facing east, etc. in sunk relief.
On north and east walls: six to eight graffiti in late hieroglyphs.

South of chamber A, a passage into the core of G 7140 has been constructed and here we found a late stela (funerary) (right side decayed).


[in pencil: See photo A4180, A4179]

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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
    Ankhpakhered (in Isis Temple)
    Harbes (in Isis Temple)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

People 3

Ancient People

  • Ankhpakhered (in Isis Temple)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragments of limestone seated statue (26-1-1239 + 26-1-1240) inscribed for Ankhpakhered; found in Isis temple (room A). Ushabtis (fragments: 26-1-100, 26-1-151, 26-1-199, 26-1-200, 26-1-204, 26-1-205, 26-1-206, 26-1-228, 26-1-252, 26-1-296, 26-1-307, 26-1-308, 26-1-309, 26-1-310, 26-1-311, 26-1-312, 26-1-362, 26-1-1209, 36-11-19b) inscribed for Ankhpakhered; found widely scattered in debris of Isis temple (rooms E and K, and most in pit F) and surrounding area (Street G 7000 and Avenue G 4).
  • Harbes (in Isis Temple)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Paftjaumawishu and Shepeniset. Appears kneeling on an inscribed block of relief (26-1-1244 = MFA 31.250) from north wall of Isis temple, room A (=chapel of Harbes); identified on another (still in situ) as [smr xrp aH] companion, director of the palace. Limestone offering stone (26-1-138) inscribed for Harbes. Also mentioned on fragment (lower part) of limestone seated statue (26-1-237) inscribed for mother Shepeniset, identified as [jmj-r st qbHw rx nswt] overseer of the department of libationers(?), royal acquaintance; found in Isis temple, room S.

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.