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Diary Transcription:

12-3-1933. STATE OF EXCAVATIONS. March 12, 1933

G 2100 a
Completed the clearance of this interior chapel. Nothing found. Only the lowest course remains.

G 2200 [= G 5080]
Continued the clearance of the street west of mastaba: debris of deep sand. Nothing uncovered to date.

G 2342 [= G 5520]
In the interior chapel a found several fragments of painted wall relief. Pits A, B, C, D, excavated. Pit A alone sealed, and the sealing of this pit was partly broken.

G 2341 [= G 5540]
Small masonry mastaba east of G 2358. Found 4 fragments of inscribed limestone in surface debris. Pit A [= G 5540 Y] has a chamber roofed with 3 re-used inscribed stones, a lintel in 2 pieces and several fragments of a woman Nub-ankh [Nebuankh, 33-3-22], a one-piece lintel of Ptah-mery [Merptah, 33-3-21] and his wife Merit-ytes [Meretites].

G 2370, area east of
Continued the clearance of the rock surface here. Some small fragments of statues and inscribed fragments found.

G 2358
A small masonry mastaba against the south face of 2342. Niche in east face of one Ham-ka. Within the area of G 2341 [= G 5540] were found remains of square column bases, and one fallen column of the same name.

G 4940 B
Finished clearance of pit and chamber. Chamber not well cut. Nothing found.

The men at present remaining are continuing with the area round G 2341 [= G 5540], 2342, and 2358.

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
    03/12/1933
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Meretites (in G 5540)
    Merptah (in G 5540)
    Nebuankh (in G 5540)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2100

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2370

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4940

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5540

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • 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."