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Tuesday, December 16, 1924
Day of rest for men.

Cars emptied
December 1-15; thirteen working days. Seven thousand four hundred eighty-nine (7,489) = three thousand seven hundred forty-four and a half (3,744.5) metric tons of earth; daily average five hundred seventy-six cars (576) = two hundred eighty-eight (288) metric tons

Wednesday, December 17, 1924
Forty-first day of work.

Quftis: 82
locals: 141
Total: 223

Two boats with antiquities from Girga left Wasta this morning, about 10 a.m. [Arrived this evening at Giza.]

Carts emptied:
Line II
6:45 - 8:00 am: 58
8:30 - 12:00 noon: 122
1:00 - 4:25 pm: 133
total: 303

Line III
6:45 - 8:00 am: 52
8:30 - 12:00 noon: 125
1:00 - 4:25 pm: 129
total: 306

6:45 - 8:00 am: 100
8:30 - 12:00 noon: 247
1:00 - 4:25 pm: 262
total: 609
Lift decreasing at II; Sand at III

Work on:
(1) G 7120 A
(2) Avenue G 2 between G 7120 and G 7130
(3) G 7130 A, G 7130 X [= G 7133], G 7132 A, [street G 7100]
(4) G 7210 and Avenue G 1 between G 7210 and G 7220, [street G 7200, and G 7220 and G 7230]
(5) Avenue G 2 between G 7220 and G 7230
(6) G 7231 A and B
(7) G 7320 A
(8) Khufu causeway, [avenue G 0]

(1) G 7120
G 7120 A: Clearing large chamber nearly full of sand. Exposed part of broken coffin lid of red granite (see page 81 (1) end). Also sand potsherd of late date.

(2) Avenue G 2
Avenue G 2 between G 7120 and G 7130. Cleaned out the penetration in Ptolemaic floor and clear floor as far as preserved. Removal of some stone here after Ptolemaic period.

(3) G 7130, G 7133, G 7132
G 7130 A: According to rough measure, down to 16 meters and no chamber visible. Dirty debris as before.
G 7130 X [= G 7133]: Down 9 meters and chamber not reached.
G 7132 A: Down 3.5 meters.

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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
    12/16/1924; 12/17/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 13

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.