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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    Documentation-Unpublished manuscripts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
    James Edward Quibell, British, 1867–1935
    Hesy (Hesy)
    Hetepheres I (G 7000 X)
    Khufu
    Khufukhaf [I] (G 7130-7140)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 1

Photos 4

People 6

Ancient People

  • Hesy (Hesy)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Owner of Hesy (unnumbered mastaba excavated by Junker). South false door tablet (KHM Vienna ÄS 7448) depicting Hesy and his wife seated at offering table, and offering basin (KHM Vienna ÄS 7449) inscribed for Hesy, identified as [xrp wtjw pr-aA rx nswt Hm-nTr dwAmwtf] director of embalmers of the Great House, royal acquaintance, priest of Duamutef; both found in situ in mastaba of Hesy (chapel recess).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Khufukhaf [I] (G 7130-7140)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Son of Khufu and probably Henutsen. He is buried in G 7140.

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.
  • James Edward Quibell

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1935
    • Remarks Egyptologist; husband of Annie Abernethie. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.