Tuesday, May 12, 2009
TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF PART OF THE NECROPOLIS OF MEMPHIS
(PYRAMIDS OF GIZA)
The temple lying next to the Sphinx had recently been cleared by Mariette, and Prisse had assumed it was a tomb. Actually, it was the valley temple of the pyramid of Khephren, linked to it by a causeway. In drawing this detailed map of the site of the Giza pyramids, Prisse seems to have been more interested in the temples at the foot of the pyramids, drawn as architectural ground plans, than the rest, drawn as an aerial view.