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microfilm: begin page 1207

Friday, January 20, 1933 (continued)

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Clearing fallen blocks.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 12.70 meters; rubble and pebbles. Found: four fragments of inscribed limestone, one lintel of [TRANSLITERATION] [Hetep] in three pieces [33-1-71], and one inscribed cornice piece [33-1-77, Kaninisut].

(3) G 2220
G 2220 B: Noel F.Wheeler and Mr. Lindon Smith removed body from coffin and transported it to Camp. The body was lifted as follows: two sheets of iron were slid under from the side, and a wooden 'cradle' slid under that. The body came up without any displacement whatever.

(4) East of G 2370
Clearing edge of boundary wall of excavations. Found: limestone stele [33-1-72], in two parts, of one [TRANSLITERATION] Mery-ib, three offering basins (inscribed) [33-1-73 Iymery, 33-1-74, 33-1-75], two uninscribed offering basins [one basin = 33-1-76].

(5) G 5230
G 5230 A: In chamber. Clearing chamber of debris of rubble and stones.

Remainder of men vaccinated.

Saturday, January 21, 1933
Twenty-fifth day of work, twenty-fourth of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2370 east of
(4) G 5230 A
(5) G 2220 B

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Removing fallen blocks.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 13.70 meters; rubble and pebbles debris. Found in debris: fragment of inscribed limestone lintel.

(3) East of G 2370
Clearing rock surface inside boundary wall.

(4) G 5230
G 5230 A: In chamber. Debris rubble and stone blocks. Clearing.

(5) G 2220
G 2220 B: Dr. Derry made examination of mummy, and photographs were taken. The outer wrappings [33-4-22] only were removed (see separate report).

Sunday, January 22, 1933
Twenty-sixth day of work, twenty-fifth day of Ramadan

Work:
6:30 - 4:15

Work on:
(1) G 2100 C
(2) G 2200 B [= G 5080]
(3) G 2220 B I
(4) G 2370 east of
(5) G 5230 A

(1) G 2100
G 2100 C: Down 6.40 meters; debris: sand, and fallen blocks.

(2) G 2200 [= G 5080]
G 2200 B [= G 5080 B]: Down 14.20 meters; rubble and pebble debris.

microfilm: end page 1207

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
    01/20/1933; 01/21/1933; 01/22/1933
  • Mentioned on page
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
    Hetep (in G 5080)
    Iymery (east of G 2370)
    Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)
    Mery-ib (east of G 2370)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5230

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 7

Ancient People

  • Hetep (in G 5080)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone lintel (33-1-71) inscribed for Hetep, identified as [jrj nbw pr-aA jmj-r pr Ddfra xntj-S wab nswt] keeper of the gold of the Great House, steward of Djedefre, palace attendant, royal wab-priest; found displaced in G 5080 B.
  • Iymery (east of G 2370)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Name appears in preserved portion of rough inscription on fragments of limestone offering stone (33-1-73); found east of G 2370.
  • Kaninisut [II] (G 2156)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2156. Son ([sA=f n Xt=f] his son of his body) of Kaninisut [I] (owner of G 2155), father of Kaninisut [III] (probable owner of G 2156a). Chapel entrance drum lintel and door jambs inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr mAat Hrj-sStA nb=f Hm-nTr xwfw] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Maat, secretary of his lord, priest of Khufu; also appears in chapel relief (west wall, seated at offering table), identified as [wr mdw Sma rx nswt] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, royal acquaintance; in situ in G 2156. Limestone offering stone (MFA 12.1513) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma nj-nst-xntt Hm-nTr xwfw Hrj-sStA] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt, preeminent of place, priest of Khufu, secretary; found in street east of G 2160, probably originally from G 2156. Limestone cornice (33-1-77) inscribed for Kaninisut, identified as [wr mdw Sma] great one of the tens of Upper Egypt; found in G 2200 (= G 5080) B, probably originally from G 2156. Also appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father Kaninisut [I], west wall (between false doors, standing with his brother and sister in front of his parents), identified as [kAn[j]nswt nDs] Kaninisut the Younger; chapel (KHM Vienna ÄS 8006) found in situ in G 2155.
  • Mery-ib (east of G 2370)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Limestone false door (33-1-72) inscribed for Mery-ib, identified as [Spss nswt smr pr] noble of the king, companion of the house; found east of G 2370.

Modern People

  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Noel F. Wheeler

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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."
  • 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."