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Sunday, January 29, 1933
Thirty-first day of work

6:30 - 4:30

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2370 [south of]
(4) G 5230 A, B

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Down 12.30 meters; fallen blocks and rubble in debris.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 16.50 meters; rubble debris. Chamber on south; upper part of door-blocking missing with two sarcophagi visible among signs of plundering. One sarcophagus is of the large white limestone type; weighing 8 or 9 tons.


Lid and sarcophagus badly broken by plunderers. No inscription. This lies north - south against the west side of room, which is built up with masonry (no lined), similarly to G 2150 A. The second sarcophagus is a very good one of red-granite, apparently quite undamaged. Same shape as limestone sarcophagus but smaller. Along its south side, which is against the south wall of room, is a single line of well-cut incised inscription finishing with the owner's name Seshemnefer. Both lids are slid off to one side, and there are no bones visible anywhere. The room is half-full of debris, among which is visible a part of a seated statuette of (?) granite, only the legs. Another room, unfinished, half the height of the main room, leads off to the east, and appears to have originally been sealed up with stones and cement, but is now open and empty.

(3) South of G 2370
Clearing area.

(4) G 5230
G 5230 A: In chamber, rubble debris.
G 5230 B: Depth 6.93 meters; rock-cut bottom, no chamber. Found in debris: fragment alabaster bowl, fragment glass vessel, lower part of incised ushabti.

Monday, January 30, 1933
Thirty-second day of work

6:30 - 4:30

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2342 Y, Z [= G 5522]
(4) G 2370 south of
(5) G 5110 A
(6) G 5230 A

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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
    01/29/1933; 01/30/1933
  • Mentioned on page
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5110

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5522

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5080. Pillars and jambs of court entrance and north and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nb nt nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt sS Xrt-a nswt sS a nswt n sbAjt nswt Hrj-sStA n Xrt-a nswt jmj-r (pr) aHAw m prwj] overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, overseer of all royal works, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe of the royal instructors, secretary of the royal document-case, overseer of (the house of) weapons in the two houses; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); in situ in G 5080. Red granite sarcophagus (33-4-19 = Cairo JE 60541) inscribed for Seshemnefer; found in situ in G 5080 B.

Modern People

  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British
    • Remarks Wheeler was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy according to George A. Reisner's, "A HIstory of the Giza Necropolis, Vol. I."