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Thursday, February 19, 1925 (continued)

(2) Avenue G 0 [G 7000 X // GAR]
G 7000 X: A curious patch of cement [= plaster // GAR] from 5 - 7 cm thick and about 320 cm from north to south and 90 from east to west has been found a little way west of G 7101 P. This has been mapped and as the rock has been cut as for a door or pit-mouth at the south it will be explored carefully. The whole lay under a stratum of debris presumably of Dynasty 6. [This plaster according to the Arabic records was first noticed on February 9 by Mohammedani, the camera boy, while photographing Queens' Street [Street G 7000], before the clearing of the mason's debris had been completed. The mason's debris on which the old Khufu's floor rested covered this patch of plaster and the shaft found later. This debris and the floor above it were of the time of Khufu and the patch of plaster had been laid down previous to the deposition of the mason's debris. This fact was noted by me previous to my departure. // GAR] [Photo references: February 9 - C10897 taken February 13, 1925, looking south-southwest // GAR]

[margin note GAR] The debris covering this patch was continuous with that which bore the floor of the crude brick temple of G I-1 and was therefore of Dynasty 4

(3) G 7102
G 7102 C: This, the tomb of Iduw [Idu], is now being cleared and the coffin lid slid away so that the inscription inside may be copied.

Professor James Breasted, of Chicago, visited the work this afternoon with a friend, and they were shown around.

Friday, February 20, 1925
100th day of work

Quftis: 82
Locals: 106
[total]: 191

Cars emptied:
Line VI 6:40 am - 8:00 am: 82, 8:30 am - noon: 264, 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm: 280
[total] 626

work on:
(1) Street G 7500
(2) Avenue G 0 [G 7000 X // GAR]
(3) G 7102 C

(1) Street G 7500
On the surface the men continue northwards and are now about 12 meters north of the "Chapel with Arches" G 7517. Here they have found the sculptured walls of a small mastaba of (?)(Dynasty 6 - 11) belonging to [TRANSLITERATION] [Nihetep-ptah Hepi, G 7521]. The north wall shows:

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

[The west wall:]

[ILLUSTRATION/GLYPHS]

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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
    02/19/1925; 02/20/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    James Henry Breasted, American, 1865–1935
    Mohammedani Ibrahim
    Henenti (in G 7521)
    Idu (G 7102)
    Imti (in G 7521)
    Inti (in G 7521)
    Ir[...](?) (in G 7521)
    Khufu
    Meresankh (in G 7521)
    Nihetep-ptah Hepi (G 7521)
    Shefetnet (in G 7521)
    Teti (in G 7521)
    Wehemre (in G 7521)

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 14

Ancient People

  • Henenti (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, last figure on left in procession of female figures); in situ in G 7521.
  • Idu (G 7102)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7102. Appears multiple times in tomb decoration (chapel relief, architrave, door jambs, statuary), identified variously as [jmj-r Hwt wrt jmj-r sSw mrt xntj-S mnnfr-ppj Xrj tp nswt] overseer of the great chapel, overseer of scribes of the meret-serfs, palace attendant of (the pyramid-town) Mennefer-Pepi, he who is at the head of the king; in situ in G 7102. Possibly same individual as Idu (in G 7101), son of Qar (owner of G 7101). The relationship between Qar and Idu is difficult to determine; it seems certain that they are father and son, but it is not clear which is which since they each have a son named after the other (i.e. Qar has a son named Idu, Idu has a son named Qar). Qar (G 7101) has a sister named Bendjyt who may be identical to Bendjet, a daughter of Idu (G 7102), in which case Idu would be the father of Qar, but this is not at all certain.
  • Imti (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears on south false door inscribed for Nihetep-ptah, tablet (name on displaced fitting fragment 25-2-1003), and in chapel relief, entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b), west door jamb inscribed for Imti; false door and door jamb in situ in G 7521, false door fragment found in G 7521 A.
  • Inti (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Sister ([snt=f] his sister) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, third figure from right in procession of female figures); in situ in G 7521.
  • Ir[...](?) (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, sixth figure from right in procession of female figures, name only partially preserved); in situ in G 7521.
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.
  • Meresankh (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Sister (?) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, first figure on right in procession of female figures); in situ in G 7521. Note apparent [r]-phonetic complement underneath plough sign [mr], which resembles the eye [jr].
  • Nihetep-ptah Hepi (G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7521. Nihetep-ptah, [rn=f nfr] his good name Hepi. South false door (including displaced fitting fragment of tablet 25-2-1003) inscribed for Nihetep-ptah Hepi, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA sHD pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, inspector of the Great House; false door in situ in G 7521, fragment found displaced in G 7521 A. Also appears in chapel relief, entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b), east door jamb; in situ in G 7521. Limestone drum lintel (25-2-1036) inscribed for Nihetep-ptah Hepi, identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House; found displaced in G 7521 A.
  • Shefetnet (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, fifth figure from right in procession of female figures); in situ in G 7521.
  • Teti (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Sister ([snt=f] his sister) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, second figure from right in procession of female figures); in situ in G 7521.
  • Wehemre (in G 7521)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter ([sAt=f] his daughter) of Nihetep-ptah Hepi (owner of G 7521). Appears in chapel relief, facade east of entrance of chapel vestibule (= room b, fourth figure from right in procession of female figures); in situ in G 7521.

Modern People

  • James Henry Breasted

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1865–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Father of Mr. Charles Breasted; Visitor from Chicago. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mohammedani Ibrahim

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Expedition photographer.
  • 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.