- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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Wednesday, November 12, 1913 (continued)
[G 4240 A (continued)]
white limestone, some of which show chisel marks.
The work of packing supplies for the Sudan began Monday, also continued.
Thursday, November 13, 1913
Work of clearing the sand from G 4240 A continued.
Friday, November 14, 1913
Work of clearing the sand from G 4240 continued. Although 10 to 12 meters of sand have been removed the top of the chamber has not yet been reached.
Saturday, November 15, 1913
Work of clearing the shaft G 4240 continued. At a depth of 14.2 meters the top of the chamber was found. This passage which like that in G 4140 A had been filled with small squared blocks against which on the outside (the shaft side) rested two long slabs of stone, completely covering the passage had been broken into by robbers bent on plundering the chamber. In recent years (1903) the pit and chamber had been cleared out by Schiaparelli but despite these two visits, we found a very fine portrait head in the debris at the bottom of the shaft. This represents a prince, Sneferu-senib [Snefruseneb], who perhaps was contemporary with Khufu though this is not certain. Such a name however, would more likely be given to a child born during Sneferu's reign than later. The head is life-sized, the features which are asymmetrical, are strikingly European in appearance. The ears are broken and there is a groove on the top of the head but otherwise the head is in perfect condition.
The debris at the bottom of the shaft is composed of small limestone chips.
Sunday, November 16, 1913
(The archive diary kept by Said Ahmed Said begins on this date. See File 33)
Work of clearing the shaft in G 4240 continued. The pit descends below the level of the chamber door: how far remains to be seen. The entrance into the chamber is 1.3 meters high; the large stone which concealed the entrance measuring 170 x 130.25 and being of Mokattam limestone.
From the pit came fragments of various pottery: red washed bowls with open spouts (V shaped); Keneh ware jars; thick black centered brown ware; a plaster cast from inside a large flat bottomed jar. In addition there was a large bowl of alabaster (No. 13-11-59); a jar of alabaster (No. 13-11-58); three fragments from the lid
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