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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.
cf. Wedy Magharab
cf. Cairo bowl in diorite

under 1455 is the opposite door jamb No. 1461 face up.

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

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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

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.