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Summary (continued)

(4) Street G 7200
The mud floor of Dynasty 4 rests on a basis of construction debris which accordingly remains uncleared. This floor has been cleared over the whole length of the street save to north and west of G 7211.
The inscriptions and scenes of G 7211, which need to be copied, are dated to about the reign of Menkaure (Dynasty 5).
In the chapel of G 7220 was found the name of a hitherto unknown son of Khufu, [TRANSLITERATION] [Hordjedef], partly excised from wall.

(5) Street G 7300
Superstructure of G 7320 X remains, but all the rest of the street has been cleared to the mud floor of Dynasty 4.

(6) Street G 7400
Over most of the north part is cleared down to rock floor. Near the south center the floor is of mud and rests on Old Kingdom chips, and further south it is of masonry upon these chips. Further south again some boulders remain on a cleared rock floor outside G 7430.
In the chamber of G 7410 was made the important find of a superb red granite sarcophagus belonging to the Queen Meresankh, of considerable historic and archaeological interest.
The nearly complete chapels of Khafmin [Minkhaf], G 7430, were also found and cleared.

(7) Street G 7500
The pits of the upper level have all (save as yet a few now being worked on) been cleared.
The reliefs of Ankhaf and the interesting brick chapel have been found and in the latter the magnificent bust of the owner of G 7510 was found.
Several mastabas have been cleared and rock laid bare in a few places, sufficient to show that more should be done here another year.

(8) Avenue G 2
A number of chapels and small mastabas have been found and cleared, and so have all pits of the upper level. The monkey burial in G 7132 B was of interest. Old Kingdom debris remains in places.

(9) mastabas
The pits of all the large mastabas have been found and cleared save that which probably lies still undiscovered at the north of G 7510. The tops of several are yet to be cleared, most of their faces are already cleared. The names of a number of the owners have been discovered, many are of the near personal family of Khufu.

(10) objects
The best moveable objects found are the bust of G 7510 [Ankh-haf, MFA 27.442], the coffin of G 7410 [Meresankh II, MFA 27.441], the furniture of G 7000 X [Hetepheres I] and the headrest from G 7216 A [25-3-261].

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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
    04/02/1925
  • Author
    Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, British, 1899–
  • Mentioned on page
    Ankh-haf (G 7510)
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
    Hordjedef (G 7210-7220)
    Khufu
    Menkaure
    Meresankh II (G 7410-7420)
    Minkhaf (G 7430-7440)

Tombs and Monuments 14

Photos 1

People 8

Ancient People

  • Ankh-haf (G 7510)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of G 7510. Husband of Hetepheres.
  • 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.
  • Hordjedef (G 7210-7220)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Hordjedef was buried in G 7220.
  • 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.
  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.
  • Meresankh II (G 7410-7420)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Meresankh buried in G 7410.
  • Minkhaf (G 7430-7440)

    • Type Mentioned on page

Modern People

  • Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1899–
    • Remarks Thomas Richard Duncan Greenlees, born South Africa, Sivaratri, March 10, 1899. British subject with a Scottish father and an English mother. For a brief period during 1925 he was a staff member of Harvard University--Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, who later joined the Theosophist movement in India. Greenlees received his MA degree in 1922 from Oxford, where he studied Egyptian, Coptic and Arabic. April 2,1925, Greenlees appointed Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art at MFA.