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Sunday, January 26, 1913 (continued)

[Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 137 = MQ 1 (continued)]
Near it were some fragments of an alabaster offering table, and alabaster jar lid and a limestone jar lid.
Evidently water has run down into the chamber. In fact, the air is warm and very moist. The first photo was quite blurred by the moisture congealed on the lens and another had to be taken.
The east wall south of door is covered with reliefs (boat building) well preserved above sand, decayed below (i.e. where exposed to water). The name is: [GLYPHS] (Khu-en-Ra) [Khuenre] and he is called: [GLYPHS]. The southern wall, eastern half was also covered with reliefs now in very bad condition. The face of the south niche has slipped off by decay. The pit in the northwest corner of outer room had been opened and plundered, the stone broken in the process lie about on the sand:


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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Khuenre (MQ 1)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Louis Caulton West, American, 1882–1972

Tombs and Monuments 2

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khuenre (MQ 1)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of MQ 1. Son of Menkaure and Khamerernebty [II]. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (unnamed), east and south walls (depicted as young naked boy standing in front of his seated mother Khamerernebti on south wall), identified as [sA nswt smsw n Xt=f xrj-sStA n jt=f smr watj n jt=f] king's eldest son of his body, secretary of his father, sole companion of his father; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137. Limestone seated scribe statue (13-1-560 = MFA 13.3140) inscribed for Khuenre; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137.

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.
  • Louis Caulton West

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1882–1972
    • Remarks Worked on the MFA-Harvard expedition from 1912-1914 according to the preface of George A. Reisner's, "A History of the Giza Necropolis, Vol I." Harvard graduate, c.1912.