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Description of Plates

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

Volume XXII / Number 1

PLATE I. Reconstruction of the Meydûm Pyramid Site, looking northwest and showing Seneferu’s pyramid, parts of the mastabah tomb of, perhaps, the queen; and of the mastabah of a member of the royal family, perhaps a princess; the Pyramid Temple, Enclosing Wall, and Causeway. The Valley Temple at Meydûm has not yet been found but […]


Bibliographical References

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

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Baedeker, K., editor, Ober Aegypten, second edition, 1891 Bergmann, E. V., in Recueil de Trarauz, VII, 179 Birch, S., Egypt from the Earliest Times Borchardt, L., in Zeitschrift fur Aegyptische Sprache, XXVI, 94; with Sethe, in L, 57-60 Borchardt, L., in same, XLII, 1-11 Borchardt, L., Entstehung der Pyramide, 1918 Breasted, J. H., Ancient Records, […]


V. The Pyramid Temple, Silo, and Causeway

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

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A. The Pyramid Temple The temple on the eastern face of the pyramid discovered in 1891 by Professor Petrie was not completely cleared by him, wherefore it was decided to uncover and thoroughly examine this important building, perhaps the most interesting part of the pyramid complex. We found the temple covered with an immense amount […]


IV. The Pyramid

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

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From the evidence afforded by the graffiti in its funerary temple [Plate XXXV, 2], it has been generally assumed that the Meydûm pyramid was made by Seneferu, the first king of the Fourth Dynasty,1 who died about. 2900 B. c. On the other hand, Dr. Reisner [53] suggests that it may have been made by […]


III. The Site and Its Name

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

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The position of Meydûm in relation to the other pyramid sites of the Ancient Kingdom and the Middle Empire is shown in Plate VII, while the remains at present visible on the surface are shown in the plan in Plate VIII and therefore need not here be described. The most convenient railway station to Meydûm […]


II. Chronological List of People Associated with Meydûm Since the Twelfth Century A.D.

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

Volume XXII / Number 1

Title Reference 1117-1119 Makrizi and Abû-Mohammed Abdallah. Makrizt, an Arab historian (1364-1442), wrote: “There is another pyramid, called the ‘Pyramid of Meydûm,’ which is like a mountain, and has five stories”; he cites as his authority for this statement Sheikh Abû-Mohammed Abdallah, son of Abderrahîm el-Qaisi, who visited Meydûm in 1117-1119. [32 : 359, footnote […]


I. Introduction

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

By: Alan Rowe

Volume XXII / Number 1

THE excavations carried out at Meydûm by the Coxe Expedition of the University Museum were begun on November 2, 1929, and closed on April 30, 1930, a season of nearly six months. During this period my staff consisted of Dr. I. Ben-Dor, chief assistant; Messrs. C. N. Johns and R. W. Hamilton, archeological assistants; Mr. […]


Foreword

The Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition Excavations at Meydûm, 1929-30

Volume XXII / Number 1

In presenting the following account of the work of the Eckley B. Coxe, Jr., Expedition of the University Museum at the Pyramid site of Meydûm, only a portion of the accomplishments of the 1929-30 season are described. Other considerable excavations were conducted in connection with the large Mastabah, called Number Seventeen, lying at the northeast […]


A New Expedition to Egypt

By: H. H. F. Jayne

Volume XX / Number 2

THE MUSEUM is pleased to announce that it is about to resume archæological work in Egypt. An expedition has been formed under the leadership of Mr. Alan Rowe and in November next it will begin work at Medum, a site which offers great possibilities not only for fresh contributions to existing knowledge in Egyptian research—always […]


An Egyptian Kursi

By: Cornelia H. Dam

Volume XIX / Number 3

DURING the year 1923 the MUSEUM added to its Arabic collection an exceptionally fine kursi, or table, of brass inlaid with silver, which was made for the Mameluke Sultan of Egypt, En-Nāsir Mohammed, in the fourteenth century. Not only is this kursi an exquisite thing in itself, but as an example of Saracenic metalwork it […]