- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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Wednesday, February 25, 1925 (continued)
(3) G 7000 X (continued)
cemented rectangular blocks of limestone. This course was in time removed and a section only was made through the next. In all about nine courses were then removed on the western half of the pit. A section was drawn through the whole of these down to some 420 cm below the rock surface above and a photograph of most of them taken towards the northeast. This work extended through the rest of the day. Each block as it was pried away from the enveloping cement [= plaster // GAR] and the blocks adjoining was slung up by ropes to the mouth of the pit, the smaller blocks and loose cement [= plaster // GAR] being cleared along the stairway to the north. Many of these were found to bear similar [see Sunday, February 22, 1925 // GAR] crude and unintelligible marks in black ink [quarry or masons' marks // GAR] to those already noted. Cement [= plaster // GAR] was from 3 to 10 cm thick.
During the afternoon when the level of the bottom of the door was reached on the west in this way it became evident that the stairway ended here on the edge of a pit which continued to descend [and which occupied the entire floor of the so called "porch"].[margin note GAR]omit!GAR
Three notches in the west wall were found for the convenience of men climbing the pit.
Down to this level all courses were level and consisted of fine rectangular blocks edge to edge and cemented neatly. Below is a stratum of unknown depth wherein the same kind of blocks are tossed in anyhow into a mass of snow-like cement [= plaster // GAR].
During the later morning M. Lacau and M. Quibell visited the excavations and examined this tomb carefully. They also spent some time in G 7102 and in G 7510 chapels.
With reference to the three pyramids G I-a, G I-b, and G I-c it is to be noted that the b is said by Herodotos to have been the tomb of a daughter of Khufu. c (at the south end) belonged to another daughter [GLYPHS] [TRANSLITERATION] [Henutsen], according to a late stela from the temple nearby, published by Mariette in "Monuments Divers," plate 53, page 17. a was reopened in 1837 and the passage is filled with quite modern debris. The chamber is ruined and no sarcophagus is at present visible.
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