- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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It is impossible to discuss this subject without mentioning the important text from Dahshur stated by Dr. Borchardt to have been found in position under water at the south-east corner of the town walls 2200 meters east of the pyramid alleged to belong to Snefru. Borchardt says he did not himself see this Dynasty 6 decree in position, he relies upon the work of a quarryman employed locally whom he "knew as tolerably trustworthy," confirmed by feeling the place under water from which it was said to have come and which agreed with the size of the stone. See (ZAS 42, page 1)
The inscription on this stone is a decree of Piopi Meryre to secure the safeguarding for Snefru of "the city of these two pyramids." It begins
Supposing the decree to have come from the town wall as alleged, it would certainly imply that Snefru had some interest in the protection of the "city of the two pyramids" although certainly both Snefru's pyramids were not at Dahshur as might have been gathered from this very vague series of references to [GLYPHS] may be supposed to refer to the same as [GLYPHS]. The uncertainty of provenance in the case of this most important document detracts greatly from its value in such a question of the ownership of a pyramid quite remote from its stated "urspringliche Zustand." (compare the sketch-map on page 2 of Borchardt's article). Is it clear that this city has any connection with the pyramid under consideration(?) Until the results of its excavation are available all statements based on this assumption are apparently premature.
To sum up:
1) Several tombs whose owner's names are compounds of Snefru
2) One tomb whose owner is [TRANSLITERATION] and two ([TRANSLITERATION and TRANSLITERATION]) himself an inspector of the Snefru pyramids
3) This pyramid is named as the southern (i.e. almost certainly at Meidum).
4) Snefru mentioned in Dynasty 6 decree possibly from Dahshur
7) Tomb of [TRANSLITERATION] quoted Petrie (M.A.F. I 190)
8) Petrie quotes statement causeway leads from pyramid to temple cont. name (ZAS 38.121)
1) Several tombs whose owner's names are components of "Snefru"
2) At least one whose owner is himself a priest in one Snefru pyramids
3) No such qualification
5) G 7000 X almost certainly royal and blocked as no royal tomb yet found.
6) Snefru's family and nobles moved to Giza after his death (and burial there?)
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