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Monday, September 6, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
No. 1021: See page 945, see A4151, A4149.
(76) large fragments of mud sealing with impression of the following seal. [ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS] If repeated twice gives diameter 1.78 cm, thrice diameter 2.67 cm, four times diameter 3.56 cm; size of lump 6 x 5.2 x 2.
I do not find any trace of further signs.
Here at last is the final proof that Hetepheres dies in the reign of her son Khufu. She was buried beside her husband Sneferu probably at Dahshur. It was discovered that thieves had broken into the tomb and Khufu ordered it removed to G 7000 X. Apparently no great pains were taken to supervise the transfer. This fragment of seal, was apparently gathered up with the broken pottery and thrown in to G 7000 X.

No. 1021:
(77) lifted out wood and gray muck over the area 1021.
(78)-(89) potsherds, mainly WSR.
(90) flint flake [ILLUSTRATION], L 10.7, W 2.7.
(91) fragment red brown ware bowl [ILLUSTRATION].

No. 1200: (c) See A4149.
Removed layer of gray muck up to edge of red sand (in 1021 area).

No. 1021: removed masses of red sand on floor.

*A4152: area 1200, looking east
*A4153: pottery 1200, looking east
*B6026: cloth in middle over pottery, looking northeast
*B6027: strings on top of 1200 pottery, looking east

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 1

People 4

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.
  • 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.
  • Snefru

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks First king of Dynasty 4. Father of 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.