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Diary Transcription:

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Pyramid 5 uncovered on back.
[ILLUSTRATION]
1. Layer of broken limestone, drift sand and limestone debris. Result of stone breaking by Arabs with accumulated drift sand.
2. Drift sand with dirt. An unbroken layer over whole site. No traces of modern disturbance, except in middle of pyramid.
3. Decayed mud brick. In the lower layer in rooms-ashes, coat dust.

Wind came up in the afternoon and men were shifted to valley temple.

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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
    04/07/1910
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Menkaure

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.