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George Andrew Reisner
(1867-1942)
One of the most prominent founding fathers of modern scientific archeology and leading Egyptologists. Studies in Harvard and Berlin. He delegated different aspects of the excavation, and emphasized field photography as a fundamental element of the archaeological process. Most spectacular Old Kingdom discoveries at Giza include the subterranean burial chamber of Queen Hetep-heres, mother of King Cheops, the painted tomb chapel of Queen Meresankh III, the excavation of the third Giza pyramid and funerary temples of Mycerinus).