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Thursday January 14, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7150 (continued)
Along the back of G 7150 an inclined plane rises towards the north. It consists of a rubble retaining wall with clean masons' debris filled in between that and the mastaba. On the west wall of G 7150, at southwest corner, second course from top, is the following inscription in enormous signs:
Now this inscription is just above the front of the inclined plane. I suggest that it serves the same purpose as the two stelae of Shepseskafankh at G 6040 and marks therefore the place as a ceremonial approach for the funeral procession.
Elsewhere in room a and over the door to room b Khufukhaf adds the title of [GLYPHS] to the above titles (and others). Also [GLYPHS].
It is to be noted that in this mastaba the difference between the small sloping masonry (i) and the large (ii, iii, iv) is certainly a mere difference of means.
Room a has been cleared to such. The room was paved with limestone (massive). Thieves have torn up over half this and gone down to rock.
Room b is uninscribed except for doorway. The doorway has been walled up. The top of the south niche and wall above have been repaired with masonry (late date ?) Possibly the room was reused as a burial chamber in Saite-Ptolemaic times but has been plundered recently.

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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
    Khafkhufu (in G 7150)
    Shepseskafankh (G 6040)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 7150

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

People 3

Ancient People

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.