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Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 & 3, 1910 (continued)

foundation and hard white surfaces. Then some fragments (from near roof) with two red lines. [ILLUSTRATION] The roof of the portico was supported by four columns, apparently round wooden columns on stone bases. [ILLUSTRATION] The circular marks on the basis indicate that the columns last in use were smaller than originally intended and not in the exact center of the bases. Along the south half of the columns, touching the two south columns, a later wall has been built. After the wooden columns were in place (mark of the columns in the plaster). There are other marks of alterations in the southern corridor.


The courtyard was paved with yellow limestone. The southern corridor was paved with white limestone. There were ashes and marks of fire in the southern corridor; and in room no. __there was an abundance of ashes. In the southwest corner of the court, a pile of rough pots.
The debris over the western part is as follows:


The fragments of statues are found in the fallen mud brick stratum (no. 5). More fragments were found today. Also a fine flint knife.

Friday, March 4, 1910

Today rooms nos. __ and __ were finished. No.__, the room of niches contains on the north end, some remarkably preserved offering arrangements.


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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
    03/02/1910; 03/03/1910; 03/04/1910
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

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.