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Friday, December 19, 1924 (continued)

(1) G 7120 (continued)
This Prince Ka-wa'ab is probably the same as the one named on the stone around top of the mastaba Lepsius 43 (G 5210) west of Khufu pyramid. The man named there was "steward of [GLYPHS]" and steward of another princess and of the princess [GLYPHS].
The sloping passage is too narrow to admit the coffin which was no doubt introduced through the pit (see page 81).

(2) Street G 7100
The clearing of street G 7100 at the crossing with avenue G 2 was finished and work began in front of G 7120 (south end).


The three mastabas G 7110 and G 7120, G 7210 and G 7220, and G 7310 and G 7320 all have the same form.


(3) G 7130
G 7130 A: Reached bottom of pit and began clearing chamber.

(4) Street G 7200
Clearing street G 7200 in front of G 7230. There is over a meter of unsifted earth at the bottom but it appears to have been disturbed. Above that are heaps of sebbakh siftings. In the dirty debris and sifting, small object of the Ptolemaic-Roman period as in street G 7000.

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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)
    Khemetnu (G 5210)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 10

People 3

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).
  • Khemetnu (G 5210)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5210. Architectural element (frieze-text, including back side of one block also inscribed for Khemetnu) and upper lintels of north and south niches (south niche also includes tablet and cross-bar = lower lintel) inscribed for Khemetnu, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA wab nswt Hm-nTr xwfw jmj-r pr n jrj-pat sa nswt kAwab jmj-r pr n wrt Hzt sAt nswt mrsanx jmj-r pr n (sAt?)- nswt ... HtpHrs] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests, royal wab-priest, priest of Khufu, steward of the hereditary prince, king's son Kawab, steward of "Great-of-Praise", king's daughter Meresankh, steward of the king's daughter ... Hetepheres; in situ in G 5210. Also appears chapel relief in tomb of Meresankh III (owner of G 7530-7540: G 7530), chapel entrance south door jamb, and room a (= main room), west wall (panel of relief south of false door) with same titles.

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.