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Saturday, November 8, 1924 (continued)

(3) G I-b (continued)
In the black debris north of the temple were found the usual scattered amulets and fragments of amulets, rings etc. of the Ptolemaic-Roman period as south of temple. Along with these were some earlier fragments. The base of a cylinder jar of diorite [24-11-246] bored with a tube-borer and smoothed inside [ILLUSTRATION]. Dynasty 4 type (early). There was also a small fragment of diorite [24-11-250] with a ribbed band in relief perhaps from a statue.

(4) Avenue G 2
Street between G 7120 and G 7130. Before moving the loading switch ordered the western part of the street between G 7120 and G 7130 to be cleared. As we go eastward in this street the sebbakh digging diminishes. The bins continue eastwards.

Sunday, November 9, 1924
Ninth day of work.

Egyptians: 86 (one laid off account of injury)
locals: 55
Total: 141

Work on:
(1) G I-b debris of decay, [street G 7000]
(2) G I-b street [G 7000, opp. north parts of G I-b]
(3) Street between G 7120 and G 7130, [avenue G 2]
(4) G 7131, pit

(1) G I-b
Cleared face of pyramid to northeast corner of core, and down to trodden floor of bins.

(2) Street G 7000
G I-b street. Moved the loading switch about 10 meters northwards and cleared away the end of the railroad embankment. Began clearing the underlying debris. Near the northern side of the temple found a fragment of limestone inscription in relief in the heavier style of the Khafre period.

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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
    11/08/1924;11/09/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khafre

Tombs and Monuments 6

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khafre

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fourth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khufu. Builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza and probably of the Great Sphinx as well. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Khephren. A number of diorite and greywacke statues and statue fragments depicting the king have been discovered in Khafre's valley temple, including Cairo CG 9-17. The fragmentary head of an alabaster royal statue (MFA 21.351 + MFA 33.1113) is attributed to Khafre.

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.