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Monday, December 8, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7101
G 7101 A: Finished clearing chamber of G 7101 A. At the south end of room a is a pit descending to the actual burial chamber b.
In the floor of a, is a receptacle cut in the rock. The debris in b was broken stone and sand. In this was found the head of a life size statue in red granite the face of which had been broken off.

Tuesday, December 9, 1924
Day of rest for men.

Wednesday, December 10, 1924
Thirty-fifth day of work.

Quftis: 85
locals: 120
Total: 205

Carts emptied:
Line I: 502
Line II: 208
Total: 710 cars

Work on:
(1) G I-a, area north as far as G 7101 [avenue G 0]
(2) G 7110 B
(3) G 7120 A and B
(4) G 7220 [B]
(5) G 7101, see (1)

(1) Avenue G 0
G I-a, area north as far as G 7101. Cleared away all surface debris to present rail head. Clearing out debris west of stairway of G 7101. Crude brick retaining walls and pits.
The distinguishing feature of this whole area is the rock-cut scarps. One is certainly connected with the Khufu temple but the rest are not yet clear.

(2) G 7110
G 7110 B: Still clearing chamber.

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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
    12/09/1924; 12/10/1924
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

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.