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Friday, February 25, 1910 (continued)

statue of Menkaure now in the Cairo Museum.

All sections on plan of page 26 are finished. Clearing to Dynasty 4 floor well advanced.

Have begun clearing sand from above gateway leading from "fore court" (inner court) to the east.
Under floor of room 301, a mass of alabaster, diorite and other fragments of stone vessels. Also a number of faience inlay pieces from dummy jars.

Saturday, February 26 to Sunday February 27, 1910

Courtyard (inner court or "fore court") finished at noon Sunday. Men sent to clear the queen's temple in front of the eastern most of the three small pyramids which lie south of the third pyramid.
Small gangs were left to expose foundation platform in court and examine bonds, joints, etc. in brick work.

Monday, February 28, 1910

Day of rest.

Tuesday, March 1, 1910

Work on queen's temple progressing rapidly.
Maps, etc., at valley temple finished. We are ready therefore to go on there again. But the unexpected preservation of the queen's temple and several fragments of an extraordinarily beautiful statue of the queen (fragments of the vulture crown), encourage me to finish that temple first - a matter of about four days more.

Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 & 3, 1910

Queen's temple becomes every hour more interesting. The entrance is on the east end of the north side towards the III pyramid. The entrance leads into a long corridor which enters a court with a portico through the north wall. The offering chamber presents a very fine system of niches. These walls are heavily plastered - thick yellow


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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
    02/01/1910 through 03/03/1910
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

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.