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Wednesday, March 31, 1926 (continued)

(1) G 7000 X (continued)
Removed 318 a band of badly decayed black wood diagonally across stone east-northeast to west-southwest, probably the wood of the gold hieroglyphs.
The gold sheet (Y) and its inlays.
Removed 319 (1)-(15) = (Y) part

Thursday, April 1, 1926
One hundred and fourteenth day of work.

Weather: fine.
Wind: north, light.

ninety-five (95)

Work on:
(1) G 7200
(2) G 7230 B
(3) G 7330 B
(4) G 7000 X

Cars emptied:
Line VIII to 8:00 am: 114, 8:30 to noon: 88, 1:00 to 5:00 pm: 82
total: 284

(1) Street G 7200
Continued the clearance southward of street G 7200, removing the upper level of dirty debris and revealing the further extension southward of the rough mud brick wall parallel to the west face of mastaba G 7330.
small wig of alabaster
small fragment, inscribed green faience bowl
one-half of a limestone mace head inscribed [TRANSLITERATION] [26-4-2, Horus name of Khafre]
two large pieces of limestone with red paint markings [26-4-1]

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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
    03/31/1926; 04/01/1926
  • Mentioned on page
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.