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Diary Transcription:

microfilm: begin page 228

Thursday, March 4, 1926 (continued)

(2) G 7070 (continued)
translation of the text above the niche of this mastaba: [GLYPHS]
Sethe "their son Nefermaat" from which he inferred an incestuous marriage of Sneferu with his oldest daughter.
[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7060
In connection with the clearing of street G 7070 also began clearing south of G 7060 (southwest corner).

Friday, March 5, 1926.
Ninety-first day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 86

Work on:
(1) G 7000 X
(2) G 7070
(3) G 7060
O4) street G 7100 S and railroad VII

Cars emptied:
Line VI to 8:00 am: __, 8:30 to noon: __, 1:00 to 5:00 pm: __
total: __

Rain fell in forenoon, interrupting work. Weather cleared about 2 p.m. The southwest wind began to harden and by 6 p.m. was blowing a gale.

(1) G 7000 X
Work was suspended as this is Dunham's day off.

(2) G 7070
Finished street, east of G 7070.

[ILLUSTRATION]

microfilm: end page 228

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
    03/04/1926; 03/05/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984
    Kurt Heinrich Sethe, German, 1869–1934
    Khufu
    Nefermaat (G 7060)
    Snefrukhaf (G 7070)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

Photos 1

People 6

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.
  • Nefermaat (G 7060)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Nefertkau.
  • Snefrukhaf (G 7070)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Nefermaat and grandson of Nefertkaw

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.
  • Kurt Heinrich Sethe

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1869–1934
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.