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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, December 13, 1924
Thirty-eighth day of work.

Quftis: 84
locals: 133
Total: 217

Cars emptied: 542

Work on:
(1) area north of G I-a, Khufu temple, [avenue G 0]
(2) G 7110 A
(3) G 7120 A
(4) G 7130 A and front
(5) G 7210 front
(6) G 7220 A
(7) G 7101 M

(1) Avenue G 0 and Khufu temple
Area north of G I-a and G 7101, Khufu temple. Have cleared the rock from G I-a, north end of street G 7000, and north side of G 7101 northwards to the line (east-west) of the Khufu boat grave. It seems fairly clear that
1) this is the line of the causeway
2) there was rock cutting here previous to the construction of the causeway: some of them filled with masonry to make foundation of causeway
3) the boat grave (Khufu) lay just north of the western end of causeway
4) the north-south tunnel north of the eastern end of boat grave appeared to lie quite outside the Khufu structures.
I will clear this surface further north and east when line II comes out.

(2) G 7110
G 7110 A: Pit A in G 7110 came to an end suddenly at the surface of the rock. No pit was even cut in the rock; of the unfinished condition of pit B.

(3) G 7120
G 7120 A: Down 12 meters. A large chamber has appeared on the south, and a smaller chamber (a niche-like receptacle) on the north.

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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
    12/13/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 7

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.