sábado, 19 de marzo de 2016

G7530 - 40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III . and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub


This took place on April 23, 1927 and the following is what was said by Reisner in the "Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Craftsmanships" of October 1927:
"On the very last day of the season, the gangs were clearing the eastern face of the third mastaba in the fifth row from the west, when a doorway was unexpectedly revealed in the rock under the eastern wall of this mastaba. Later we found that two stairways led down from the floor of the street to the level of the doorway, wh...ich was about two meters below. Above the doorway were inscribed the titles of a princess and queen named Meresankh. As soon as the debris in the doorway was photographed we cleared away enough of the sand at the top to crawl in; and getting our heads, one at a time, just inside the doorway, we saw a rock-cut offering chapel consisting of three rooms. The entrance to the main room was blocked by a cone of sand and stone, on the top of which we were lying Our eyes were first startled by the vivid colours of the reliefs and inscriptions around the northern part of this large chamber. None of us had ever seen anything like it."
G7530 - 40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III .
and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub
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G7530 - 40, the double-mastaba of Meresankh III .
and its rock-cut chapel, G7530sub

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