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Sunday, January 17, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7000 SW (southwest), trench 32
Removed grave xxiv [G 7000 SW 24] in trench 32 and examined west end of rubble wall (retaining wall for east side of quarry (road ?) and found the wall broken away under south end of xxiv. Pushing trench 32 further north about a meter beyond xxiv came on the south face of an east-west rubble wall and ordered this wall followed out.

(4) G 7050
In course of clearing Street G 7000 S, continued exposing east face of G 7050, to north side of recess for offering room. The size and position of this tomb and its structural type seems to indicate that it is not later than Khafre's reign, that its owner was of the Khufu family. Further the order of the three tombs south of G I-c was clearly (1) G 7050; (2) G 7060 (Lepsius 57); and (3) G 7070 (Lepsius 56). Now as G 7060 was the father of G 7070, it is possible that G 7050 was the tomb of the mother of G 7060:
1) G 7050--?Princess Nefretkau eldest daughter of Sneferu (and wife of Khufu?).
2) G 7060--Prince Nefermaat son of Nefretkau.
3) G 7070--Sneferukhaf, son of Nefermaat.

(5) G 7150
Addition iii: removed heavy stone blocks lying on sifted debris in addition and threw them over south wall.
G 7150 B: On the east worked down to 5.2 meters and found that this is really a large pit descending into the rock. The height of the south wall of i to rock is 4.2 meters.
G 7150 C: Breaking and removing large stone.
G 7150 D: Down 1.2 meters on mixed debris of Saite-Ptolemaic date.

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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
    01/17/1926
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Khafre
    Khufu
    Nefermaat (G 7060)
    Nefretkau (G 7050)
    Snefrukhaf (G 7070)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 7000 SW 24

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7050

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7060

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7150

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-c

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Photos 1

People 6

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.
  • Nefermaat (G 7060)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Nefertkau.
  • Nefretkau (G 7050)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Probably Daughter of Snefru Probably Mother of Nefermaat (G 7060)
  • Snefrukhaf (G 7070)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Nefermaat and grandson of Nefertkaw

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.