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*Original paper documents for Chapter 12 are in archival boxes K06 and K07 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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell, British, 1842–1915
    Sir William Flinders Petrie, British, 1853–1942
    Menkaure
    Senedjemib (G 2384 (?))
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 2384

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery
  • Menkaure Quarry

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

Photos 4

People 5

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.
  • Senedjemib (G 2384 (?))

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Possible owner of G 2384 (based on block of relief possibly from facade of G 2384). Son ([sA=f smsw] his eldest son) of Senedjemib Mehi (owner of G 2378). Appears in chapel relief in tomb of his father, portico (west wall, east and west panels, spear fishing scenes, name only preserved on relief of west panel), entrance of antechamber (= room II, east and west door jambs, standing facing his father), antechamber (= room II: south wall, west of entrance, standing in front of his father; north wall, head turned facing his parents), identified on antechamber door jambs and scenes as [Xrj-tp nswt mDH qd nswt m prwj] royal chamberlain, royal architect in the two houses; in situ in G 2378. May also appear in offering room (= room III, north wall, bottom register, offering to his father); in situ in G 2378.

Modern People

  • Flaxman Charles John Spurrell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1842–1915
    • Remarks Friend of Petrie, Petrie's flint expert.
  • 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.
  • Sir William Flinders Petrie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1853–1942
    • Remarks Father of British Egyptology.