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Saturday, November 1, 1924 (continued)

G 7110 was cased with Turah limestone as is seen at the northwest corner. The upper courses had apparently been removed before the construction of the crude brick walls.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The back of G 7120 revealed a different A bank of hard debris (A and A) had extended continuously from above the mastaba into the street. This probably came from the clearing of the pit in ancient plunder. In the street, deposit A was overlaid by deposit B which is the same debris as A but disturbed and came from the trench C. Trench C has been excavated in modern times (probably inside two hundred (200) years) and is filled with dirty debris (fine blown dust etc.).
These cased core mastabas G 7110 and G 7120 are of the massive type of the Khafre Cemetery (the south cemetery of the Great Cemetery. C.F.G.) (Cemetery 4000) but cores are built of slightly less massive stones. It is obvious that these mastabas are later than the Great Pyramid and later than the small pyramids G-Ia and G I-b and are probably from the early part of the Khafre reign. Their owners would have been children or courtiers of Khufu.

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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
    11/01/1924
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khafre
    Khufu

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • 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.

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.