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Giza 1925-1926 Book III

Wednesday, February 10, 1926 (continued from Book II)

(2) Avenue G 4
In Avenue G 4, examining the debris at north end of G 7000 and G 7060.
The debris is clean old debris from the period of ancient plundering, previous to the Saite period. The wall above X resting in this debris is of the Saite-Ptolemic type. [ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 7050
If G 7050 is the tomb of Queen Nefretkau, and if she was the queen of Khufu, then that mastaba should have only one burial pit. The great pit B at the northwest corner of the offering room.
Had the men excavate the north end of G 7050 in line with pit A of G 7060 to determine whether G 7050 has or has not a pit A.
This mastaba is a filled core with backed retaining wall. The retaining wall was built course by course and backed course by course with one layer of heavy local stone. Inside the backing, the mastaba was filled course by course (approximately) with clean mason's debris.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Nefretkau (G 7050)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

People 3

Ancient People

  • 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.
  • Nefretkau (G 7050)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probably Daughter of Snefru Probably Mother of Nefermaat (G 7060)

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.