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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 1961 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 286 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 259 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 306 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 392 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 269 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 229 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 248 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 242 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 285 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 230 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 244 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 257 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 241 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 238 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 229 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 266 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 232 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 260 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 226 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 247 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 271 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 219 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 224 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 267 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 236 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 260 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 283 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 292 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 274 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 245 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 245 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 275 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 339 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 312 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 239 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 234 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 234 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 280 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 269 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 315 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 267 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 305 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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