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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, February 6, 1925
88th day of work

Quftis: 85
Locals: 123 and one-half
[total]: 208 and one-half

Cars emptied:
Line VII 6:45 am - 8:00 am: 73, 8:30 am - noon: 205, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: 257
[total] 535

work on:
(1) Street G 7300
(2) Street G 7500
(3) G 7430
(4) G 7510
(5) G 7631

(1) Street G 7300 and G 7320
The debris in this street opposite G 7320 has now been cleared away and the exterior chapel of that mastaba has been found. Here is the plan of it. The square tank connects with the drain already found some way to the south. (Diary, page 161)

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) Street G 7500 and G 7510
Work [here] is in two main areas. The northern is engaged in clearing the chapels of G 7510 and the southern in the mastaba G 7631 (q.v.). Two very large pieces of inscribed and painted wall reliefs have been found today, one fallen from wall north of niche and still in situ, and one from the south. Both on these and on many other inscribed fragments (one bearing part of name Snefru and one part of name Hetepheres) found here in the debris are depicted mostly animals being led to the tomb(?) as offerings. But the discovery of greatest importance historically is the stela of the "Eldest Daughter of the King, Hetepheres," situated a few meters north of the niche of "Ankh-haf and adjoining his fallen wall reliefs, and showing that he was her husband. She being the

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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
    02/06/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Ankh-haf (G 7510)
    Hetepheres (in G 7510)
    Snefru

Tombs and Monuments 7

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf (G 7510)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7510. Husband of Hetepheres.
  • Hetepheres (in G 7510)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of Ank-haf (owner of G 7510) and eldest daughter of Snefru and Hetepheres I. North false door inscribed for Hetepheres; in situ in G 7510, interior chapel.
  • Snefru

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 4. Father of Khufu.

Modern People

  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.