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Wednesday, March 16, 1910 (continued)


The star marks apparently the end of the corridor proper and the southeast corner of the temple. The corridor continues east under the sand but the inner wall is narrower than the temple wall (i.e. of the same width as the outer corridor wall). The Dynasty 6 temple wall apparently runs on and encloses a larger area (the "city of the pyramid Men-kau-ra-netery").

In one of the rooms a wine jar [ILLUSTRATION] of Naga ed-Deir pottery Type I.

The Lowell-Putnam's came to see the Khufu cemetery, dined with us and watched a zikr given by the workmen after diner.

Thursday, March 17, 1910

Still pushing east along corridor, have reached a point about 6 meters east of star on page 33. At this point there is a broad doorway in the north wall of the corridor but the corridor runs on eastwards. The Dynasty 6 south wall seems to cease at about the star on page 33, perhaps washed away.

Friday, March 18, 1910

Clearing mud debris east of "temple proper" (see above). Here again we have mud-brick houses. The floors have been broken by ancient excavations at various points (previous to Middle Kingdom, I think) although there are nearly 4 meters of sand on top. Under this upper layer of houses is a lower stratum of store rooms and house walls. In the lower debris, fragments of stone vessels, statues, etc.
This temple is one of the most remarkable instances of the

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  • 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
    03/16/1910; 03/17/1910; 03/18/1910
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Mr. and Mrs. Lowell-Putnam

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Groups 1