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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 10, 1924 (continued)

(3) G 7120
Continued clearing pits A and B of G 7120.

(4) G 7220
G 7220 B: Began clearing G 7220 B. Dirty sandy and dust (refilled recently).

(5) G 7101
See (1) above. The limits of G 7101 on the west are obscure and I am lettering all the pits in this area under G 7101 - N, O, P.

Thursday, December 11, 1924
Thirty-sixth day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 125
Total: 210

Cars emptied:
Line I: ___
Line II: ___
Total: 535

Work on:
(1) area north of G I-a, etc. Khufu temple [and causeway, avenue G 0]
(2) G 7110 B
(3) G 7120 A and B
(4) G 7220 B
(5) G 7101 M

(1) Area north of G I-a and street: also Khufu temple
Have made a considerable clearing north of G I-a - G 7110.

[ILLUSTRATION]

We are evidently on foundation trenches of the Khufu temple but perhaps as far as the causeway.

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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
    12/10/1924; 12/11/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

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.