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Thursday, November 18, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)

No. 1458 (W): potsherds. See pages 1532-3 and A4450.
(1 - 47) fragments red ware tub, red ware jars as 1201 and 1207, etc.

No. 1432 (W): (b) wood of box 5 (2). See pages 1509-10, A4439.
i) all wood picked off surface
ii) wood dust, etc. under wood and over floor dust.
iii) limestone floor dust.

No. 1459 (W): wood of box 7. See pages 1509-10 and A4439.
i) wood
ii) floor debris (dust, charcoal, etc.)
iii) limestone floor dust

No. 1460: up and down wood on east wall. See pages 1509-10 and Nov. photos, and wood from bottom of wall.

No. 1455: Resumed. Worked board under 1455 from south and lifted whole onto table. L 209, W 17.5. Inscription contained in cartouche which runs whole length from top to bottom. Hieroglyphics in relief beautifully modeled.
[GLYPHS]
[GLYPHS]
cf. Wedy Magharab
1) [GLYPHS]
2) [GLYPHS]
3) [GLYPHS]
4) [GLYPHS]
cf. Cairo bowl in diorite
[GLYPHS]

N.B. [GLYPHS] and [GLYPHS]
under 1455 is the opposite door jamb No. 1461 face up.

*A4452: pottery, looking northeast.
*A4453: No. 1461, looking south.

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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
    11/18/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
    Snefru

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • 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.