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Friday, December 16, 1932

G 2210 A
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits.

Saturday, December 17, 1932

G 2210 A
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits. None found.

Menkaure Quarry: Clearing doorway of [TRANSLITERATION] Khuenre [MQ 1].

Sunday, December 18, 1932

G 2220
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits.

Monday, December 19, 1932

G 2220
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits.

Tuesday, December 20, 1932
Day of rest.

Wednesday, December 21, 1932

G 2220
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits.

Thursday, December 22, 1932

G 2220
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits.

Friday, December 23, 1932

G 2220
Clearing top of mastaba.

42 men arrived 6 a.m. from Quft for excavations.

Saturday, December 24, 1932, first day of work

G 2170
Clearing top of mastaba in search of pits. Found pit A, and in drift sand therein eight inscribed blocks of wall reliefs.

G 2220
Clearing top of mastaba in search of pits.

Sunday, December 25, 1932
Christmas Day, Day of Rest

Monday, December 26, 1932
Second day of work

men digging 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

work on:
(1) G 2170 and pit A
(2) G 2220 and pits C, B

(1) G 2170
Clearing top of mastaba in search of other pits. None found. The eight blocks of relief in the drift sand debris of pit A, have the names and titles of [TRANSLITERATION] [Kanefer], [TRANSLITERATION] [Meresankh], [TRANSLITERATION] [Kasewedja], [TRANSLITERATION] [Ptahwer] - all of whom occur in G 2170 [sic!, G 2150]. There is also the name of a [Hm-kA] priest [TRANSLITERATION] [Nakhtka] and of [TRANSLITERATION] [Redienptah], and a scribe [TRANSLITERATION] [Wehemka] which are not recorded in G 2170. Bringing stones up to camp. These stones were found some years ago and buried here by the expedition.

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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
    12/16/1932 through 12/26/1932
  • Mentioned on page
    Kanefer (G 2150)
    Kasewedja (in G 2150)
    Khuenre (MQ 1)
    Meresankh (in G 2150)
    Nakhtka (in G 2150)
    Ptahwer (G 2151)
    Redienptah (in G 2150)
    Wehemka (in G 2150)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2170

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2210

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • Menkaure Quarry

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

Photos 1

People 9

Ancient People

  • Kanefer (G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2150. North and south false doors inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt smr watj smsw js xrp aH] overseer of commissions, sole companion, elder of the is-chamber, director of the palace]; also appears in interior chapel relief (north, west, south walls), identified as [mdw kA-HD xrp aw xrp tmAtjw smsw js m prwj xrp mrwj nswt jmj-r pHw Hrj-sStA xAswt nbwt] herdsman of the White Bull, director of interpreters, director of bowcase bearers, elder of the is-chamber of the two houses, director of the two canals of the king, overseer of marshlands, master of secrets of every foreign land; in situ in G 2150. Interior chapel entrance door jambs (part of north door jamb: 32-12-8 = MFA 34.57; parts of south door jamb and small section of facade south of interior chapel entrance: 32-12-7 = MFA 34.58), and facade north and south of interior chapel entrance (block from north facade: 32-12-10) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [Hm-nTr Sbk Sdt sA nswt mdw rxjjt jmj-jb n nTr=f] priest of Sobek of Crocodilopolis, king's son, staff of the commoners, he who is in the heart of his god; in situ in G 2150 (some loose blocks replaced in original position, others removed from site). Displaced lintel, no name preserved but probably belonging to Kanefer, identified as [jmj-r wpwt (smsw js) prwj xrp aw Hrj-sStA xAswt nbwt smr] overseer of commissions, (elder of the is-chamber) of the two houses, director of interpreters, master of secrets of every foreign land, companion; found in street east of G 2150. Drum lintel (Louvre C 155) inscribed for Kanefer, identified as [sA nswt jmj-r wpwt] king’s son, overseer of commissions; findspot unknown, perhaps originally from G 2150.
  • Kasewedja (in G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief (depicted as young boy), west wall of interior chapel, identified as [sS a nswt jmj-r wpwt] royal document scribe, overseer of commissions, and facade south of interior chapel entrance (32-12-7b = MFA 34.58), identifed as [jmj-r wpwt] overseer of commissions; west wall in situ in G 2150, section of facade found displaced, originally from in G 2150. Possibly same individual as Kasewedja (owner of G 5340).
  • Khuenre (MQ 1)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of MQ 1. Son of Menkaure and Khamerernebty [II]. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (unnamed), east and south walls (depicted as young naked boy standing in front of his seated mother Khamerernebti on south wall), identified as [sA nswt smsw n Xt=f xrj-sStA n jt=f smr watj n jt=f] king's eldest son of his body, secretary of his father, sole companion of his father; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137. Limestone seated scribe statue (13-1-560 = MFA 13.3140) inscribed for Khuenre; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137.
  • Meresankh (in G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Mother (?) of Kanefer (owner of G 2150). Appears in chapel relief, facade north of interior chapel entrance (standing with Kanefer), identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; part of facade in situ in G 2150, one block of facade (32-12-10) removed from site.
  • Nakhtka (in G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), displaced block from north door jamb (32-12-8 = MFA 34.57) of interior chapel entrance, identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; part of north door jamb still in situ in G 2150, displaced block removed from site.
  • Ptahwer (G 2151)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 2151. North and south false doors and offering basin inscribed for Ptahwer, identified (on offering basin) as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; offering basin found in situ in G 2151, false doors still in situ in G 2151. Also appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (upper register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (top register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified in both places as [jmj-r Hmw-kA] overseer of ka-priests; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.
  • Redienptah (in G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears twice in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), west wall of interior chapel (bottom register of relief in front of standing figure of Kanefer), and facade face of block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58, including section of facade to south) of interior chapel entrance (second register in front of missing figure of Kanefer), identified as [Hm-kA] ka-priest; west wall in situ in G 2150, blocks of south door jamb found displaced and removed from site.
  • Wehemka (in G 2150)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Appears in chapel relief in tomb of Kanefer (owner of G 2150), displaced block from south door jamb (32-12-7 = MFA 34.58) of interior chapel entrance (presenting document to seated figure of Kanefer), identified as [sS] scribe; portion of south door jamb still in situ in G 2150, displaced blocks removed from site.

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."