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Thursday, November 26, 1925 (continued)

(2) G 6020
G 6020 A: Continued clearing broken mastaba filling around north side of pit G 6020 A in order to get at pit filling in safety.

(3) G 6020
G 6020 room d: Continued clearing G 6020 room d from above. In the drift sand under the tumbled layer of block noted yesterday we found today further blocks. The room was never roofed and all these blocks have fallen or been thrown into room d from the masonry on the front of the mastaba G 6020 and that on the back of mastaba G 6030. Some appear to be from the top casing of the mastabas thrown here in the search for the burial pits.

(4) G 6030
G 6030 A: Continued clearing sand from G 6030 pit A. Down 9 meters.

(5) G 6040
Began laying Rail Road line from doorway


in north side of G 6040 over small mastaba to old quarry (beyond rock scarp).

(6) G 6050


Began clearing front (east) of G 6050 which lies to west of G 6010, and dumping on empty ground to south. Removed debris thrown from pit G 6010 A and cut into top meter of sand. The masonry of G 6050 is the same as G 6010 - G 6040, filled mastaba with massive gray retaining wall dressed to a slope.

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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 5

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • 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.