> I was unaware of the post by M Stower (HoM - later
> provided by Merrell)
> There are a number of good points raised.
The drawing with associated footnotes makes it clear it belongs to Dahshur.
> I am guessing but I reckon Hawass is mistakenly,
> referring to or pointing out, numbers on the CC
> chevrons and likely assuming there once was, or
> is, some faint remaining mark, thought to be
> originally a M4. and assuming that was what
> Petrie referred to?
Maybe. Seems odd though Hawass would point at something in a video that is not actually there and say its faded away and also report he took people to see among others specifically this inscription.
> I think it is a big stretch you are making to
> suggest that the Wadi al jarf documents relate to
> Djedefre or other later king.
I may be wrong, but I do not find it a "big" stretch and ultimately a question worth asking. The 17th year cattle count is not required to be located at G1 and is noted mostly to highlight the folly of using two years for the cattle count instead of one which is just as well demonstrated at Dahshur.
The point being the 13th cattle count at Wadi al-Jarf may just as well be reffering to the 13th (14th?) year of reign as compared to the 27th yet these documents are clearly associated with the end of the occupation of these galleries being stuffed among the blocking stones at some point after the last time they were put in place.
Ankhhaf, named in these documents, was thought to be vizier under Khafre whose tomb regardless was not completed until Khafre's reign meaning it is very likely Ankhhaf was vizier under Djedefre and perhaps Khafre as well.
> As you know there were crew names associated
> directly to their king elsewhere (eg Drunkards of
> Yet the only ones found at Wadi al Jarf refer to
> Khufu alone.
These were teams of boat crews in which some with Khufu's name were found at Wadi al-Jarf, like for example, according to Talet: "its prow is the ureaus of Khenemkhuefuj (Khufu)". Some other teams are noted on the outside blocking stones.
There is no doubt Khufu in one form or another is well attested at Wadi al-Jarf, namely Zone 1, but in Zone 5 there are several instances of Khafre's name apparently years after Khufu had left. Khafre is also credited with founding the harbor of Ayn Sukhna in the north yet why no evidence at either of Djedefre? He didn't need a harbor in the Red Sea...?
In context of my greater thought are the boat pits of G1 which Djedefre is well attested.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01-Dec-19 15:50 by Thanos5150.