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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 2470 Thanos5150 01-Nov-18 02:52
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 408 Dr. Troglodyte 01-Nov-18 16:15
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 384 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:27
Khufu II vs Khufu I 455 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Nov-18 00:50
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 533 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 382 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:21
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 348 Spiros 06-Nov-18 21:14
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 381 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:05
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 367 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 23:34
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 413 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 23:55
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 346 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 01:55
Off topic 379 Hanslune 07-Nov-18 03:32
Misnomers [?] 369 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Misnomers [?] 355 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 18:38
Re: Misnomers [?] 365 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 18:59
Re: Misnomers [?] 345 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 19:16
Re: Misnomers [?] 392 Manu 07-Nov-18 21:28
Re: Misnomers [?] 348 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Misnomers [?] 384 Martin Stower 07-Nov-18 23:33
Re: Misnomers [?] 345 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Nov-18 23:45
Re: Misnomers [?] 380 Manu 07-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Misnomers [?] 403 Martin Stower 08-Nov-18 12:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 345 Thanos5150 09-Nov-18 18:30
Re: Misnomers [?] 481 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 23:54
Re: Khufu II vs Khufu I 402 Morten 11-Nov-18 00:55
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 354 Spiros 01-Nov-18 18:51
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 380 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 01:44
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 405 Morten 02-Nov-18 02:42
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 442 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 04:57
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 409 Morten 02-Nov-18 10:46
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 368 Thanos5150 02-Nov-18 20:48
Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 364 cladking 02-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Anyone who cites Rigano can't be too far wrong n/t 512 Martin Stower 06-Nov-18 19:37
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 481 Graham Chase 02-Nov-18 21:24
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 531 Thanos5150 06-Nov-18 03:25
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 350 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 04:28
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 398 Thanos5150 07-Nov-18 02:30
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 366 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 02:40
Maybe stating the obvious but.... 397 Warwick 13-Nov-18 17:25
Re: Maybe stating the obvious but.... 393 Martin Stower 13-Nov-18 18:17
Re: Giza Map 444 Thanos5150 15-Nov-18 00:27
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 386 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 05:14
Re: G1 and the Boat Pits of Djedefre 429 Thanos5150 28-Dec-18 06:29


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