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Diary Transcription:

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Monday, January 5, 1925 (continued)

(14) G 7211 (continued)
across the entrance, leading to a passage sloping downwards to the south belonging to the burial chamber of this mastaba. The actual sarcophagus chamber is thus probably under the stela. We removed the stone blocking the entrance (in the position left by thieves) and entered the passage, and down to the chamber the sarcophagus is on the west side of the room (lying north-south), and is made of rough dressed limestone. The lid is raised up (and is askew) by 5 stones on the east side, and a limestone pot on the west side. In it are the badly decayed remains of a mummy, at the south of the coffin. To the west of the coffin, in the debris are at least two limestone pots of similar shape to that under the sarcophagus lid [ILLUSTRATION], and also what appears to be a shallow red ware bowl.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Dotted lines = rough position of burial chamber below mastaba.

(15) Khufu Boat
Men cleared out corners and angles with large boat to north of pyramid IA [G I-a] and east of Khufu Pyramid. The appearance of boat is:

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    01/05/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Khufu
  • Author
    Alan Jenvey Rowe, British, 1890–1968

Tombs and Monuments 5

Photos 1

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

  • Alan Jenvey Rowe

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1890–1968
    • Remarks Egyptologist and archaeologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.