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Saturday, December 14, 1912

Work around G 2381 B. Emptying G 2381 B.
Emptying G 2381 X.
Work on G 2391 and in front thereof G 2450.
Work along corridor - now clear - before G 2385 - G 2388.

Sunday, December 15, 1912

At noon shifted a gang to clear in front of G 2381 A, and started examining northwest corner of pyramid. There are stones in place apparently inconsistent with the casing lines.

In front of G 2381 A, fragments of alabaster statues, apparently royal, probably Khufu [12-12-176, some of Khafre]. One face [12-12-175, attributed to Khafre].

In G 2450 B, upper part of a diorite statuette, private [12-12-173].

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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
    12/14/1912; 12/15/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khafre
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2385

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2386

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2388

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2391

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2450

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.
  • Khufu

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Second king of Dynasty 4, son of Snefru. Builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Cheops. Horus name: [mDdw] Medjedu. Full birth-name: Khnum-Khufu.

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.