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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, February 5, 1926 (continued)

(3) G 7071
Between the south wall of the crude brick chapel G 7072 and the north face of G 7070 (Sneferukhaf), the space is filled with debris and in this are four pits, A (against wall of G 7072), C, D, E (all three against wall of G 7070. A fifth pit, B, is dug through wall of G 7072 and partly through filling.
G 7071 A: Down 1.90 meters. Chamber on south
G 7071 B: Depth 1.63 meters. Chamber on west. Crude brick door block.
G 7071 C: Depth 1.8 meters. Chamber on south. Rubble door block plastered with mud.
G 7071 D: Depth 1.6 meters. Chamber on west. Disturbed door block of rubble.
G 7071 E: Depth 1.5 meters. Chamber on west. Door block broken and replaced by thieves.

(4) G 7072
Crude brick chapel (see plan under Avenue G 4 of this date).
The chapel was built in the old Old Kingdom floor, sunk about 20 - 40 cm in the street packing. The floor was higher than the present surface of decay, that is higher than the base of the pyramid G I-c.
[ILLUSTRATION]
same course dressed to f.c. [=foundation course?] 2
rough f.c. [=foundation course?] 1

The debris in the rooms was the original packing of these rooms (as in Menkaure temples).

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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
    02/05/1926
  • Mentioned on page
    Menkaure
    Snefrukhaf (G 7070)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • Avenue G 4

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7070

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7071

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G 7072

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery
  • G I-c

    • Site Name Khufu Pyramid Complex

Photos 1

People 3

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.
  • 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.