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Wednesday, December 17, 1924 (continued)

(4) G 7210, Avenue G 1
G 7210 and Avenue G 1 between G 7210 and G 7220. Cleared front of G 7210 to south end of mastaba removing surface heaps and laying line III. Then proceeded to clear the space between G 7210 and G 7220 (Avenue G 1) which has been blocked up in order to join the two mastabas into one (like G 7110 and G 7120). Has been excavated by thieves and was filled with drift sand.

(5) Avenue G 2
Avenue G 2 between G 7220 and G 7230. Reached the hard lower debris over the greater part of this area and exposed the remains of a poor mastaba (or two) which I numbered G 7231. In it are two pits, A and B.

(6) G 7231. See (5) above.
G 7231 A: Small shallow pit 3 meters deep brick lined above, chamber cut in rock and full of debris.
G 7231 B: Like A but does not enter rock and the chamber is roofed with stone slabs.

(7) G 7320
G 7320 A: Began pit A in G 7320 (open). Down 5 meters. Dirty black dust and sand and Ptolemaic fragments as in G 7130 A.

(8) Khufu causeway
Put a man and a boy on the northern side of Khufu causeway which was not quite cleared north of G 7101 and began clearing north rock scarp of that causeway.

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Details

  • 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
    12/17/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 8

Photos 1

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.