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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> Given the abundant graffiti found on the underside
> of the roofing blocks of G1's southern boat pits,
> with many cartouches of Djedefre, it seems curious
> for there to be none found on the underside of the
> two largely intact roofs of G2. Wouldn't
> that be a hoot if there too Djedfre's name was
> found....


Excavation at Giza: The Solar Boats of Khafra, Selim Hassan 1934-1935

Hassan makes no mention of any Djedfre cartouches being found, unfortunately, though he does not note if any writing was found under the roofing blocks either, so I suppose there is still hope. He is definitely of the mind the trench discovered is a 6th boat pit which he says:

"...a deep cleft in the rock [was discovered near the 5 boat pits], running north-south, which is almost certainly a sixth, unfinished vessel".

Of note is in one of the boat pits was discovered "the forelegs of a limestone sphinx".
In another pit "many" fragments of royal stone statues which he says:

"In fact, the whole of the surrounding site was absolutely littered with such fragments which must represent the destruction of from 300 to 400 statues of the finest workmanship".

Another statue fragment of a head was found with part of a uraeus denoting a king.

A few thoughts to be had is that out of all the statue fragments and objects found unfortunately none identify any particular pharaoh.

The Sphinx fragment is interesting because the only place anything found in the 4th Dynasty depicting a sphinx, also statue fragments except for the Hetepheres sphinx, is at Abu Roash associated with Djedefre, which at least one Egyptologist (though I do not agree), Vassil Dobrev, suggests Djedfre was the maker of the Sphinx as well.

Two of these pits were still roofed over yet Hassan notes nothing regarding any writing or markings on the underside of the blocks. Almost as if he did not look. Given the volume of such found on the underside of both Khufu I and II, standard practice it would appear, this seems a little hard to fathom there would be none even if just quarry marks.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01-Jan-19 00:45 by Thanos5150.

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G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 2334 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 378 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 353 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 417 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 498 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 353 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 319 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 347 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 335 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 381 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 316 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 350 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 339 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 324 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 334 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 314 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 361 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 318 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 353 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 315 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 351 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 370 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 314 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 393 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 366 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 323 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 350 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 377 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 405 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 380 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 336 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 332 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 408 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 446 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 485 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 321 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 323 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 324 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 368 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 361 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 407 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 354 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 398 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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