> Markings on the blocks closing off the galleries
> at Wadi e-Jarf bear other crew-names which also
> include cartouche names of Khufu.
You mean these ones:
And...? Is this block part of the Diary? The harbor and galleries were used through the 4th Dynasty into the 5th.
> Fragments of an accounts papyrus found at the site
> (location G2, US 2015) bear the date of the 13th
> cattle-count of Khufu (Tallet, MIFAO 136, 2017:
WTF? In a post TO YOU
Ankhhaf (son of Sneferu), mentioned in Merer's Diary, is an interesting fellow who it appears died sometime during the reign of Khafre. A reassessment of the building of his mastaba G7510, the largest at Giza, suggests it was begun at the end of Khufu's reign in which construction continued though the reign of Khafre. The date given for the Merer Diary, the 13th cattle count, or "(26th) 27th year of Khufu's reign", does not actually come from Merer's Diary but rather some administrative document fragments found nearby. According to Tallet:
“This diary,” write Tallet and Marouard, “found in the same archaeological context as the administrative accounts dating to regnal Year 27, highlights two major facts: it conﬁrms that Ankh-haf was effectively vizier and in charge of some of the ﬁnal steps of the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza, and it veriﬁes that the pyramid was clearly at a ﬁnal stage of the construction project at the very end of the Khufu’s reign.”
So, these other documents mention a "13th cattle count", but I see no verification they mention Khufu by name and the only reason this is assumed to be Khufu's reign is, for one, the "archaeological context" it is found which I'd like to know what this is exactly that would place it specifically in Khufu's reign, but more importantly that it is also assumed the work performed at Akhet-Khufu, the G1 pyramid complex and not the necessarily the pyramid itself, was being performed by Ankhhaf during Khufu's reign. Here's the rub-there is no verification Ankhhaf was vizier under Khufu in which Reisner among others thought he was actually vizier under Khafre. If we consider the year of Djedfre's reign in the Khufu boat pit being the 11th cattle count, it is no great stretch considering Ankhhaf was alive perhaps even working as a vizier under Khafre that this may be reffering to the 13th cattle count of Djedfre's reign, not Khufu-a time when the boat pits and peripheral structures were being built after G1 had been completed.
Repeated in this thread yesterday HERE.
And part of many arguments here: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre
Where in these documents, again not part of the Merer Diary, is Khufu's name mentioned at all let alone in conjunction with the cattle count? It doesn't. Tallet makes this inference because of the "context" he believes is the reign of Khufu. But what make no sense is despite knowing better you still repeat it here as if it does.
> Given the presence of the other evidence just
> mentioned, it's fairly safe to infer that the
> cargo transported by Merer and his crew was
> intended for a major construction at the funerary
> complex of Akhet-Khufu.
How does the presence of Khufu's name on a block and an ambiguous 13th cattle count on a document "infer that the cargo transported by Merer and his crew was intended for major construction at the funerary complex of Akhet-Khufu"? Weird.
Regardless, as has been said many times now, there are many other projects at Akhet-Khufu than G1, either as a single job or as a whole, that required large amounts of Tura limestone.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25-Nov-19 16:52 by Thanos5150.