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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, March 6, 1933
Sixty-second day of work

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 83

Work on:
(1) G 2100 'a'
(2) G 2200 [= G 5080] west of
(3) G 2342 'a' D [= G 5520]
(4) G 2358

(1) G 2100
G 2100 'a': Clearing interior chapel of mastaba. Uncovered niche in west side, uninscribed.

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

(3) G 2342
G 2342 room 'a': Clearing interior chapel.
G 2342 D [= G 5520 D]: Mud-brick pit. Depth 2.30 meters. Chamber on south sealed with rubble.

(4) G 2358
Masonry mastaba against south face of G 2342. Found niche in east face.

Tuesday, March 7, 1933
Day of Rest

Wednesday, March 8, 1933
Sixty-third day of work

Work:
6:30 - 4:30
Cars: 96

Work on:
(1) G 2100 'a'
(2) G 2200 [= G 5080] west of
(3) G 2341 [= G 5540]
(4) G 2342 A, D [= G 5520]
(5) G 2358

(1) G 2100
G 2100 'a': Clearing debris from room.

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

(3) G 2341 [= G 5540]
East of G 2358; masonry built on rubble.

(4) G 2342
G 2342 A [= G 5520 A]: Opened door-blocking. Lid of rock-cut coffin is broken through at north end.
G 2342 D [= G 5520 D]: Opened door-blocking. Rock-cut coffin, north to south, roofed with stones over its south end only. Body, with head north.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(5) G 2358
Clearing top of mastaba. Niche in east wall bears name of: [TRANSLITERATION] [Hamka] [GLYPHS].

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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
    03/06/1933; 03/07/1933; 03/08/1933
  • Mentioned on page
    Hamka (G 5540)
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2100

    • 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 2

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.

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."