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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 19, 1924 (continued)

(5) Avenue G 2
Began clearing eastward of street G 7200 and began loading point of street G 7200 into the space between G 7320 and G 7330.
At sunset avenue G 2 was clear from street G 7000 to street G 7200 and showed two distinct Old Kingdom floors:
(a) floor, Ptolemaic Roman period. Blackened. On an old surface of decay weathered to a slope down from west to east. This had been broken along G 7120 S, G 7130 N, and G 7220 S by modern theft of stone, but not along the crude brick casing of G 7230.
(b) floor of Dynasty 4 on hard layer of masons debris. The casing in all cases remains unfinished below this floor. The floor of the crude brick casing of G 7230 is a few cm higher than the old and that casing is perhaps later than the others.

[ILLUSTRATION]

I order the debris of decay (Old Kingdom) in this street to be cut out to the Dynasty 4 floor.

(6) G 7320
G 7320 A: Continued on pit G 7320 A until afternoon when the limit of the ladders was reached. No pulleys free.

(7) G 7101
Began tracing foundation course of superstructures of G 7101 eastwards. Took the pair working on (8) for the purpose.

(8) Khufu Causeway
Had man and boy at work on Khufu causeway moving [ARROW] east. Later took them for (7).

(9) G 7221
Finished G 7221 pit. It descends only to surface of rock unfinished and unused.

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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
    12/19/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 12

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.