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Menkaure Queen's Pyramid

Details

  • Attested
    Kai (in G III-a temple)
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Lepsius No
    Lepsius XII
    L.XII
  • Alternate Reisner No
    MQT
    Menkaure Queen's Pyramid a Temple
  • PorterMoss Date
    Dynasty 4

Finds 40

Excavation Diary Pages 5

  • Vol.01.p.028

    • Diary page dates 02/01/1910 through 03/03/1910
  • Vol.01.p.029

    • Diary page dates 03/02/1910; 03/03/1910; 03/04/1910
  • Vol.01.p.030

    • Diary page dates 03/04/1910; 03/05/1910; 03/06/1910; 03/07/1910; 03/08/1910
  • Vol.01.p.031

    • Diary page dates 03/08/1910; 03/09/1910; 03/10/1910
  • Vol.02.p.042

    • Diary page dates 04/12/1910; 04/13/1910; 04/14/1910; 04/15/1910; 04/16/1910; 04/17/1910

Maps & Plans 19

Drawings 1

Published Documents 2

Unpublished Documents 12

Full Bibliography

  • Faulkner, Raymond O. "Review of 'Mycerinus. The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza'." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 19 (1933), p. 111.

    Fay, Biri. "Royal Women as Represented in Sculpture during the Old Kingdom. Part II: Uninscribed Sculptures." In Christiane Ziegler, ed. L'art de l'ancien empire égyptien. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 1999, p. 104.

    Friedman, Florence Dunn. "The Menkaure Dyad(s)." In Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds. Egypt and Beyond: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University June 2005. Providence: Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 2008, p. 123.

    Hassan, Selim. Excavations at Gîza 4: 1932-1933. Cairo: Government Press, 1943, p. 92.

    Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931.

Photos 123

People 2

Ancient People

  • Kai (in G III-a temple)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Alabaster model vessels (Dim 21 = MFA 11.714, Dim 22 = MFA 11.715, Dim 23 = MFA 11.695, Dim 24 = MFA 11.691, Dim 25 = MFA 11.692) inscribed for Kai, identified as [sA nswt] king's son; found in subsidiary pyramid G III-a temple. Possibly same individual as Kai (owner of G 8720), based on three alabaster model cups found in G 8720, inscribed for [sA nswt kAj] king's son Kai.

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • 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.