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Friday, December 12, 1924 (continued)

(1) G I-a north, Temple of Khufu pyramid
Cleared area north of G I-a as far as boat-grave on north and lime kiln on west.


It is to be noted that the cornerstones of G I-a were laid on a flat dressed rock surface (not inclined as between corners). The corners were probably marked first and the cornerstone set first.
Rock cutting as if the beginning of a pyramid chamber with sloping passage. Apparently G I-a (or an earlier pyramid) was first designed for a position 25 meters east of the present G-Ia and about 5 meters south.
There are other cuttings north of this last and in them were found four Dynasty 4 pots [ILLUSTRATION].

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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
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

People 2

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.

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.