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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, April 9, 1932
Thirtieth day of work.

Work on:
(1) G 1233 (west of)
(2) G 1672 A
(3) G 1673
(4) G 2110 A

(1) West of G 1233
Clearing southwards between G 1233 and G 1235. Uncovered the top of a mastaba in this street, G 1673.

(2) G 1672
G 1672 A: Removed bones of body, nothing found.

(3) G 1673
Masonry mastaba in street between G 1233 and G 1235. An exterior chapel on the east lies between the mastaba and G 1233, with a doorway at the north end with traces of relief on the jambs. Found in the debris: fragments of limestone relief, and two fragments of alabaster vessels.

(4) G 2110
G 2110 A: Clearing debris from pit. Depth 12.2 meters. Removed fragment of fine limestone lid of sarcophagus. Reported digging of Antiquities Department at foot of cliff east of G 7510 was investigated. Although this began under a private house, the rock-cut tombs run into the cliff, i.e., in the Harvard-Boston concession. Names on lintels of several rock-cut tombs are:

[GLYPHS] [Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)] . . . [overseer of a department, royal acquaintance]
[GLYPHS] [his father Djat (in Service tomb 6)]
[GLYPHS] [Tua (Service tomb 10)] . . . [royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests]
[GLYPHS] [Nikauhor (Service tomb 11)] . . . [royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests]
[GLYPHS] [Ankhwedjes (Service tomb 11)] . . . [inspector of wab-priests, revered one]

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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
    04/09/1932
  • Author
    Noel F. Wheeler, British
  • Mentioned on page
    Ankhwedjes (Service tomb 11)
    Djat (in Service tomb 6)
    Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)
    Nikauhor (Service tomb 11)
    Tua (Service tomb 10)

Tombs and Monuments 9

Photos 1

People 6

Ancient People

  • Ankhwedjes (Service tomb 11)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Nikauhor) of Service tomb 11. Chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Ankhwedjes, identified as [sHD wabw] inspector of wab-priests; in situ in Service tomb 11.
  • Djat (in Service tomb 6)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Father ([jt=f] his father) of Merkhufu (owner of Service tomb 6). Central false door on W wall (because of tomb orientation actually NW wall) of chapel inscribed for Djat; in situ in Service tomb 6.
  • Merkhufu (Service tomb 6)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Service tomb 6. Chapel entrance lintel, drum lintel, and facade inscribed for Merkhufu, identified as [jmj-r jdw n Hwt aAt Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra wab-nswt rx nswt jmj-r st] overseer of young men of the Great Estate, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure, royal wab-priest, royal acquaintance, overseer of a department; in situ in Service tomb 6. Architrave and false door (south false door) on W wall (because of tomb orientation actually NW wall) of chapel inscribed for Merkhufu, identified as [sHD wabw mwt nswt jmj-r jdw n Hwt aAt rx nswt jmj-r st Hm-nTr xafra Hm-nTr mnkAwra] inspector of wab-priests of the king's mother, overseer of young men of the Great Estate, royal acquaintance, overseer of a department, priest of Khafre, priest of Menkaure; in situ in Service tomb 6.
  • Nikauhor (Service tomb 11)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner (along with Ankhwedjes) of Service tomb 11. False door inscribed for Nikauhor, identified as [rx nswt sHD wabw jmj-r qbHw-SpsskAf] royal acquaintance, inspector of wab-priests, overseer of the pyramid of Shepseskaf; in situ in Service tomb 11.
  • Tua (Service tomb 10)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Service tomb 10. Chapel entrance drum lintel inscribed for Tua, identified as [rx nswt jmj-r Hmw-kA] royal acquaintance, overseer of ka-priests; in situ in Service tomb 10.

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."