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Friday, January 21, 1910 (continued)


I now have the explanation of the thickness of the inner or north wall of the corridor. The Dynasty 4 walls are all over 3 meters thick, the Dynasty 6 walls are about 2 meters thick. The outside wall of the temple as heretofore shown in the plan as the Dynasty 6 wall. It rests on the Dynasty 4 wall except on the south. On the south the Dynasty 6 wall runs along the outer corridor wall and includes the corridor inside the temple. In the Dynasty 4 temple the corridor ran along the south face of the temple outside. Thus the inner wall of the corridor is really the outside southern wall of the old Dynasty 4 temple.

Saturday, January 22, 1910

Three gangs still working on northwest quarter fore court. The rest are on the foundation walls in the magazines.
Began cutting away the house walls in strip 1b.
Brought the shattered triad up to the house. [margin note] no. 2 [= published no. 13 = MFA 11.3147] [end margin note]

Sunday, January 23, 1910

Clearing in northwest quarter fore court continues.
Clearing strip 1 begun.

A trench was dug along east wall of III 4 hunting for doorway of room x referred to on page 12; but the wall appears to be

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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
    01/21/1910; 01/22/1910; 01/23/1910
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.