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Thursday, February 17, 1910

The mound in the middle of the court appears to be a late New Kingdom or Ptolemaic tomb to judge from a green glazed ushabti found in the debris. This will be of value for dating the sand level of that time.

We have finally reached what appears to be the end of the corridor. This is a doorway, [ILLUSTRATION] leading straight out to the east. In this case the front wall is only 60 meters from the rear wall (instead of 58 meters, the proportions of the upper temple, or 74 1/2 meters, the proportions of the Sneferu Temple.)

We have started cleaning the rooms on the south of the fore court (southwest quarter). The niches of the court wall face are much better preserved here.

Friday, February 18, 1910

Two important developments today.
1) The niched wall of the fore court turns north at 19.3 meters from the niched wall on the west.


2) The south corridor has been pickup up again beyond the doorway mentioned on this page.

The plan now is to clear the south side of the "fore court" and then to dump from the east on to this part. It is probably that the so-called fore court is really an inner court and the real fore court is further east.

Saturday, February 19, 1910

Work of clearing the rooms and the sand along the east wall of the "fore court" (inner court) progressing rapidly. The north

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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
    02/17/1910; 02/18/1910; 02/19/1910
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

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.