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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 24, 1924 (continued)

(1) Street G 7100 and G 7120
Street G 7100, front of G 7120, G 7120 X. The clearing of G 7100 street has reached the lowest level south of the chapel G 7120 and we are working on the lower levels in the chapel and on the higher levels north of chapel.

[ILLUSTRATION]

[ILLUSTRATION]
In the south part of recess and the great part of the chapel, the white limestone has been removed and the foundation course hacked to pieces. The upper deposits of debris over this whole area have been broken and mixed by recent excavations.
The recess in which the chapel was built was not in the original plan but was added in yellow limestone after the core of gray nummulitic limestone was finished. [ILLUSTRATION] View of south wall of recess. The yellow stones have been cut to fit the gray. The packing the north part of recess is also yellow limestone as is the packing between white casing and core.
G 7120 X: This pit ends at a depth of about 3 meters and was never finished or used. [ILLUSTRATION] The thieves found it in breaking up the old mason's debris.
In the debris of chapel, fragments of limestone relief-name [GLYPHS], also fragments of diorite statue.

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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
    12/24/1924
  • Mentioned on page
    Kawab (G 7110-7120)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

Photos 1

People 2

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).

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.