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Thursday, December 31,1925 (continued)

(2) Street G 7000 S (south)
Shifted the main loading switch southwards by five meters and continued on surface debris working south. The debris is in the greatest confusion. The middle of the temple (originally of G I-c but rebuilt in the Saite (?) period) has been excavated and the debris thrown up to north, east and south over the siftings and punctuations of sebbakh diggers.
The stone-thieves trench at the back of G 7130 noted November 1924 continues toward south filled with sebbakh siftings [fragment of stela 25-12-663 inscribed for Washptah found in sebbakh siftings].
The crude brick bins continue also on the same floor as further north.
The temple G I-c as restored has been overbuilt or restored by crude brick walls.
As we approached north side of temple (west side of street, we found in the black debris (lower debris) fine blocks of stone with reliefs from at least two different private tombs. Another block was found in the yellow debris above the casing of the pyramid [including fragments 25-12-673 a, b, c; Tjemit appears on fragment 25-12-673c]:

[ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS] 25-12-673a A4372

(3) G 7130
Continued clearing back of G 7130. Debris, casing and thieves trench as last year.

(4) G 7140
Examining top of G 7140 found a burial pit in northeast corner near east face. This is the mastaba of [GLYPHS] [Khufukhaf] copied by Daressy Annals page 257 ff.

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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
    Georges Daressy, French, 1864–1938
    Khufukhaf [I] (G 7130-7140)
    Tjemit (in Street G 7000)
    Washptah (in Street G 7000)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Khufukhaf [I] (G 7130-7140)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Khufu and probably Henutsen. He is buried in G 7140.
  • Tjemit (in Street G 7000)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Daughter (less probably, wife) of unknown tomb owner. Appears on fragment of relief (25-12-673c), standing before large (incompetely preserved) male figure; found displaced in Street G 7000.
  • Washptah (in Street G 7000)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fragment of limestone stela (25-12-663) inscribed for Washptah, identified as [Hm-nTr skr jmAx xr nTr-aA rx nswt] priest of Sokar, revered before the Great God, royal acquaintance; found displaced in upper debris of Street G 7000. Possibly same individual as Washptah (owner of G 8976) who holds identical titles; however, it is unclear how relief from Central Field would have ended up in debris of Street G 7000 in Eastern Cemetery.

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.
  • Georges Daressy

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1864–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.