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Sunday, December 20, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6042
Cleared out the rubbish, dirty sand, stones, and potsherds, from between the northern wall of G 6042 and the south parapet of causeway. Three cross walls had been built here to form two X-pits attached to G 6042 but these had never been completed or used. See plan under "G 6040 main causeway western part" of this date, December 20.

(2) G 6043
Cleared east and south sides of G 6043 and opened pits G, H, I. See plan "G 6040 main causeway western part".
Pit C: It is clear that the descent of this pit below the chamber does not indicate a second chamber. The pit was cut into the great fissure. The fissure was filled with stones and rubbish and so the lower part of the pit. The chamber was then made on this filling.
G 6043 E: Depth, 225. The structures rest on the filling of the fissure.
G 6043 F: Cleared the chamber of sand. No objects.
G 6043 G: Down 75 cm. Original filling of red gravel.
G 6043 H: Down 70 cm. Sand.
G 6043 I: Down 40 cm. Original filling of red gravel.

(3) G 6044
Cleared out the rubbish (dirty sand, stones, and potsherds) from between the north wall and the south parapet of main causeway. Here were two finished X-pits. See plan under "G 6040 main causeway western part," below.
G 6044 X: Depth 1.75 meters. Rubble walls in debris. Chamber on west. Roofed with stone slabs. Door block of crude brick in place. Original filling of coarse rubbish.
G 6044 Y: Depth, 1.60 meters. Like X but pit walls plastered with white plaster. Chamber on west, open. Skeleton (incomplete) on left side head now looking NNE, and the skull lies outside in pit having been torn off the body. Thieves debris.

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.