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Thursday, December 18, 1924 (continued)

(2) Avenue G 2 and Street G 7100
Avenue G 2 and the southern part of the crossing of Avenue G 2 and street G 7100 was cleared. The loading switch was shifted 5 meters northwards and the clearing continued into street G 7100 in front of G 7120.

(3) G 7130
G 7130 A: Pit A of G 7130 was still in hand. Reached chamber which is full of the same thieves debris. Estimated depth 17 meters.

(4) G 7132
G 7132 A: Down four meters in G 7132 A. Chamber in rock on west under G 7130. Door-block of four stone of which one has been removed by thieves.

(5) G 7221
The men on line III in street G 7200 cut through the remaining higher heaps of debris and ran the line out to south end of G 7220. They also cleared away the sand over the connecting structure between G 7210 and G 7220 (which is G 7221) and found a pit on the north. [ILLUSTRATION] This is of the usual type of 2 x 2 meter pit found in these mastabas. We began clearing it.

(6) Street G 7200 and Line III
See (5) above, and (7) below.

(7) G 7230 and Street G 7200
Began clearing street G 7200 south end from about 6 meters south of north end of G 7230. The ground falls in this design towards east as wall as south and it is impractical to excavate beyond this line by means of line III.

(8) G 7320
G 7320 A: Began on pit G 7320 A which was party open. Dirty debris as in plundered pits. Down 6 meters.

(9) Khufu Causeway
Had a man and boy working east on the line of the Khufu causeway.

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 10

People 2

Ancient People

  • 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.

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.