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*Original paper documents for Chapter 11 are in archival boxes K04 and K05 in the Egyptian Section archives of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date
    about 1934–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 10

  • Cemetery G 4000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2379

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2416

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4140

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4520

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4720

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4822

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4840

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 2

People 3

Ancient People

  • Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Wife of King Snefru, founder of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, and mother of King Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid. Her burial was hidden in a secret chamber (labeled G 7000 X) nearly 90 feet underground, and contained beautiful pieces of gilded and inlaid wooden furniture, silver jewelry, and a large alabaster sarcophagus that was found to be mysteriously empty.

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.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.