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Friday, December 18, 1925 (continued)

(2) G 6042 (continued)
G 6042 A: Depth 5.75 meters; sand to 3.75 meters, then mixed debris (thieves debris). Chamber on south, door block penetrated on west by thieves. Sand slope in chamber from thieves hole. Coffin cut in rock and covered with slabs. The slabs are still in place but the thieves have broken into the coffin through the east side at head. Coffin appears full of sand.
G 6042 C: Depth 4.8 meters, sand to 1.8 meters, then mixed debris. Chamber begun on west and left unfinished, bad rock. Never used.
G 6042 D: Depth 3.5 meters. Original filling, limestone rubbish. Chamber on west.
G 6042 E: Depth 1.2 meters. Burial trench in bottom of pit, constructed of rubble; mixed debris in trench. Sand in pit.
G 6042 F: Depth 1.8 meters. Original filling coarse debris; chamber on west; door block in place. Chamber built of rubble and roofed with slabs.
G 6042 G: Depth 1.5 meters. Original filling, coarse debris, limestone rubbish, potsherds; Chamber on north, doorway built of dressed stones and roofed with slab, door block in place.
G 6042 H: Down 1.15 meters. Limestone rubbish.
G 6042 I: This is on the northwest corner of room c and is older than G 6042. The wall of c is built over it on north. Depth 1.05 meters. Sand. Contracted burial on floor, head north.

(3) G 6043 (see end of day)

(4) G 6050
In southeast corner cleared a serdab; Filled with sand depth 4 meters. No roof. No objects.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 6050 A: Down 11.25 meters. Large blocks of stone and sand, among them a small block of granite much worn.
G 6050 C: In southwest corner. Depth of 1.2 meters. Rubble lined. Ends at rock face. Mixed debris.

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Details

  • 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
    12/18/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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.