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Sunday, December 20, 1925 (continued)

(6) G 6040
Main causeway, eastern part. Having picked up the main causeway of G 6040 in the low ground east of Steindorff dump, and found it continuing eastwards towards the back of G 4140, we began clearing away Junker's dump and the underlying sand in the angle between G 4000 and G 4140 in order to find the continuation of the main causeway. For it is clear that it must turn south or north at this point or about here.


boundary line between Austrian concession and ours
old dump of those who robbed pit A of G 4140
mass of broken white limestone lying in sand and covered with sand (not in Junker's dump).

In the drift sand (not in Junkers dump) we came on a pile of broken white limestone pieces which had evidently been accumulated as the result of the work of the lime-burners. Apparently when the chamber of Hemyawn [Hemiunu] [G 4000] was broken up by the lime burners (or quarrymen) the blocks were hauled out into this space at the south and here broken up for the kiln (or for building stone). Some small pieces with reliefs were found among these fragments.
[in penultimate sentence, "north" corrected in red pencil to read "south"; "G A-R. 1938" in red pencil in margin.]

(7) G 7000 SW (southwest)
The east face (plastered with mud) of the quarry and construction plane mentioned yesterday has been followed for about 20 meters. On south it runs under the pathway to the Sphinx.
In trench 29: late graves XXV [G 7000 SW 25] and XXVI [G 7000 SW 26].
In trench 32: late grave XXIV [G 7000 SW 24] and the quarry plane.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Hemiunu (G 4000)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Manuelian, Peter Der. "Hemiunu, Pehenptah, and German/American Collaboration at the Giza Necropolis (Giza Archives Project Gleanings: II)." In Antje Spiekermann, ed. Zur Zierde gereicht. . . Festschrift Bettina Schmitz zum 60. Geburtstag am 24. Juli 2008, HIldesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 50. Hildesheim: Verlag Gebrüder Gerstenberg, 2008, pp. 30, 44, fig. 4.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hemiunu (G 4000)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 4000. Probable son of Nefermaat (owner of tomb at Meidum), probable grandson of Snefru. Architectural elements, including chapel entrance lintel (Hildesheim 2380) and door jamb (Hildesheim 2146), inscribed for Hemiunu, identified as [jrj-pat HAtj-a xtmw-bjtj] hereditary prince, count, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt; door jamb found in situ in G 4000. Seated statue (Hildesheim 1962) inscribed for Hemiunu, identified as [sA nswt n XT=f tAjtj sAb TAtj wr djw pr-DHwtj] king's son of his body, chief justice and vizier, greatest of the five of the House of Thoth; found in situ in G 4000 serdab behind north niche.

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.