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Saturday, December 18, 1915 (continued)

[(6) G 4712 (continued)]
See Lepsius Giza Tomb 86. L.D. II, 14 a. Erg. I, page 102 ff. Later than Khafre. The chamber of G 4712 is lower than the apparent floor of the street between G 4712 and G 4714.

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(7) G 4714
Cleared pit B in G 4714, possibly a serdab descends only to rock (?).

(8) West of G 4510
Laying railroad west of G 4510.

Sunday, December 19, 1915
day 51

Work on
(1) G 4611
(2) G 4613 C[1]
(3) G 4712
(4) G 4714
(5) G 4510
(6) G 4614 A

(1) G 4611
Cleared offering chamber of G 4611.

(2) G 4613
Removed the walls of the upper (later) pit in G 4613 C[1]. The walls of the lower pit have been cut away down to rock surface, the lower pit is probably a pit of the older mastaba (denuded) whose stela is visible in front of G 4613.

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Details

  • 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
    12/18/1915; 12/19/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    Khafre

Tombs and Monuments 8

  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4613

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4614

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4714

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 8172

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.