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Wednesday January 6, 1926 (continued)

(3) Isis Temple
Finished clearing rooms E-M of the Isis Temple and worked on Rooms P, Q. The rough sketch below is intended to show the relative positions of the rooms.
The main entrance is from the east through rooms E, D, C to Q. The side rooms P, A, H, G, and J appear to be small chapels. It is to be noted that these chapels contain Saite (?) burial pits ([DIAGRAM]), one in room I (connects with pit in G), one in room J and one in Room F. The pit G 7140 C appears to have been reused in this same period, while the pits G 7011 A and G 7011 B are part of this temple cemetery.
There are two types of construction visible - the earlier, a banded stone masonry laid in plaster, the later crude brick walls lined with thin slabs of limestone.
The doorway on the east lies in the face of mastaba G 7140. It is obvious that the reconstruction of the offering chamber of G 7140 (Khufukhaf) was part of this temple complex and other rooms may be exposed in Street G 7000 south but at the east doorway of E the carry is too long for economy and we turned back to approach G 7100 street from another direction.
Found fragments of reliefs, inscriptions, statues, ushabtis and amulets, nothing of interest. [including 26-1-191 stela fragment inscribed for Pemi from pit in room F]

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Pemi (in Isis Temple)

Tombs and Monuments 5

People 2

Ancient People

  • Pemi (in Isis Temple)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragment of limestone stela (26-1-191) inscribed for Pemi; found displaced in Isis Temple (pit F).

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.