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Wednesday, March 10, 1926 (continued)

Cars emptied:
to 8:00 am: 50, 8:30 to noon: 150, 1:00 to 5:00 pm: 160
total: 360

(1) G 7000 X
Removed Nos. 217 - 225.
No. 217: A row of gold hieroglyphs, lying on wood on top of a broad decorated band of gold leaf but not belonging to that band. (10) was still embedded in the wood.
This proves that the tomb is that of the "mother of the king of upper and lower Egypt" and a queen [GLYPHS].
No. 218: A row of gold hieroglyphs as 217, but separated and further to west.
The significance of these will not be clear until we have assembled the displaced hieroglyphs visible to west and south.
The position of the grave and the presence of the canopy given by Sneferu indicate that this is the tomb of the mother of Khufu, a queen of Sneferu but the possibility is not excluded that she was the mother of Sneferu and grandmother of Khufu.
Nos. 219 and 220: Arm bar of chair.
Nos. 221 - 222: Fragments along north edge of 216.
No. 223: Patch of inlays and gold leaf and west end of 216.
No. 224: Wood of 219 and 220 (treated).
No. 225: Wood of 217 and 218 (treated).

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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.