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Thursday, March 9, 1933
Sixty-fourth day of work

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 103

Work on:
(1) G 2100 'a'
(2) G 2200 [= G 5080] west of
(3) G 2341 A [= G 5540]

(1) G 2100
G 2100 'a': Found a second niche in west wall, near its south end. Cleared room.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) West of G 2200 [= G 5080]
Clearing street debris.

(3) G 2341
Found pits A [= G 5540 Y] and B [= G 5540 Z]. Found in surface debris: four fragments of inscribed limestone.

G 2341 A [= G 5540 Y]: Mud-brick and rubble pit. Depth 2.15 meters; sand and rubble debris. Chamber on south, open, roofed with stones, three of which are re-used inscribed stones. Found in pit debris: fragment inscribed limestone.

Friday, March 10, 1933
Sixty-fifth day of work

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 91

Work on:
(1) G 2200 [= G 5080] west of and Z
(2) G 2341 A, B [= G 5540]
(3) G 2358 A, B, C, D, E [= G 5540 & G 5541 & G 5542]

(1) G 2200 [= G 5080]
Uncovered pit Z in street west of G 2200. Found in debris: limestone head-rest [33-3-24], fragment alabaster statue [33-3-23].

G 2200 Z [= G 5080 Z]: Mud-brick and rock-cut. Down 1.80 meters; rubble and potsherd debris. Chamber on south, roofed with stones, open.

(2) G 2341
Clearing top of mastaba. Found four square column-bases in position (limestone) in what must have been the interior chapel 'a'. Found one fallen pillar, inscribed on all four faces with figure, name and titles of [TRANSLITERATION] [Hamka]. Found also several small fragments of inscribed limestone.

G 2341 A [= G 5540 Y]: Three of the roof stones of chamber are parts of two lintels, one of [TRANSLITERATION] [Merptah, 33-3-21], and wife [TRANSLITERATION] [Meretites], and the other of [TRANSLITERATION] [Nebuankh, 33-3-22] (woman). Photographed and planned pit, and removed stones to camp.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2341 B [= G 5540 Z]: Masonry and rock-cut. Depth 2.35 meters. Chamber east, sealed with rubble.

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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
    03/09/1933; 03/10/1933
  • Mentioned on page
    Hamka (G 5540)
    Meretites (in G 5540)
    Merptah (in G 5540)
    Nebuankh (in G 5540)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Ancient People

  • Hamka (G 5540)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 5540. False door inscribed for Hamka; also depicted on chapel pillar (name preserved on E face); in situ in G 5540. Fragments of limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8532) inscribed for Hamka and his wife Nebuankh; Hamka identified as [sHD xntjw-S pr-aA (Hm-nTr) Hr mDdw Hm-nTr xwfw Hm-nTr bjkwy-nbw Hrj-pr pr-aA Hrj-sStA] inspector of palace attendants of the Great House, priest of the Horus Medjedu (Khufu), priest of Khufu, priest of the Two Horuses of Gold (Khufu), major-domo of the Great House, secretary; findspot unknown, originally from G 5540.
  • Meretites (in G 5540)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Merptah. Appears seated with her husband on limestone lintel (33-3-21), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquintance; found reused as roofing in G 5540 Y.
  • Merptah (in G 5540)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone lintel (33-3-21) inscribed for Merptah, identified as [sHD Hmw-kA] inspector of ka-priests; found reused as roofing in G 5540 Y.
  • Nebuankh (in G 5540)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife ([Hmt=f] his wife) of Hamka (owner of G 5540). Limestone lintel (33-3-22) inscribed for Nebuankh, identified as [rxt nswt Hm-nTr HwtHr] royal acquaintance, priestess of Hathor; found reused as roofing in G 5540 Y. Fragments of limestone lintel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8532) inscribed for Hamka and his wife Nebuankh; Nebuankh identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; findspot unknown, originally from G 5540.

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."