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Wednesday, December 24, 1924 (continued)

(2) Street G 7200
Street G 7200, front of G 7220. Working northwards into the lower levels of street G 7200 in front of south end of G 7220. Same conditions in debris as in street G 7100. Work here less advanced.

(3) G 7132
G 7132 A: Finished clearing, including thieves' debris on floor. On the floor southwest corner a group of limestone model offering vessels.
G 7132 B: Chamber appeared on north. Below thieves entrance original filling (clean limestone chips etc.).

(4) G 7220
G 7220 A: Cleared part of chamber A 1 and left rest of debris for photo. In this debris, fragment, from basis of diorite statue of Khafre [ILLUSTRATION].
Probably the other fragments in G 7220 chapel, G 7132 B, etc. are from this and similar statue of Khafre. [Later: It became evident later that there were other diorite statues besides those of Khafre - namely of Ka-wa'ab, and other princes.]

(5) Avenue G 2 and G 7232
Clearing the crossing of Avenue G 2 and street G 7200 (see (2) above), exposed another small and very late mastaba of stone, with two small pits. [ILLUSTRATION] The front part including front of offering room has been destroyed.
G 7232 A: Cleared Pit A to chamber (in west) depth 4.60 meters.
G 7232 B: Cleared Pit B (depth 3 meters) and its small chamber (on east) (five small pottery model vessels)

(6) G 7332 [number G 7332 later reassigned to tomb G 7331+7332, in street G 7300, abutting E face of G 7330; this G 7332 = G 7333]
G 7333 A: In G 7332 A, down 4 meters. In debris, many stones from the masonry of the mastaba: among fragments of a stela of [GLYPHS] [Tjetju and Ptahneferdjed] and of a door jamb (?). See page 93 above.

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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
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
    Ptahneferdjed (in G 7333)
    Tjetju (in G 7333)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

People 5

Ancient People

  • Kawab (G 7110-7120)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7120, along with Hetepheres [II] (original owner of G 7110). Son of Khufu and Meretites [I]. Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his daughter Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540), main room (east wall), identified as [jrj-pat sA nswt smsw n Xt=f Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp xrp jAwt nTrt aA dwAw] hereditary prince, king's eldest son of his body, chief lector-priest, director of divine offices, assistant of (the god) Duau; in situ in G 7530-7540). Also mentioned in tomb of his steward Khemetnu (owner of G 5210).
  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.
  • Ptahneferdjed (in G 7333)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on displaced false door (?) jamb (24-12-653 = MFA 24.1820), identified as [sAb aD-mr] judge, administrator; found in G 7333.
  • Tjetju (in G 7333)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears on displaced false door (?) jamb (24-12-653 = MFA 24.1820), identified as [sAb sHD sSw] juridicial inspector of scribes; found in G 7333.

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.