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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.
[ILLUSTRATION]
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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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
    01/06/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Pemi (in Isis Temple)

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

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.