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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, December 11, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6022
An examination of G 6022 east wall showed that the addition ended with a small stela [ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS] [Shepseskafankh] perhaps a boundary stela. Just opposite in the addition of G 6031 was another exactly like it. The space between is about one
meter and both face north.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The stela rest on rock below but are buried to the cartouche in the floor of these small mastabas.
These appear to be boundary stone belonging to G 6040. The core of G 6022 was constructed first abutting the boundary on the west. Then the core of G 6031, abutting the eastern stone. Then first one, then the other mastaba was enlarged. G 6023 was constructed after G 6022 was enlarged and the wall added to G 6022 was removed on north of G 6022 and partly on east. If G 6022 had been built after G 6023, then it would have abutted directly on G 6023, and have had no north face. But G 6023 being stone-cased was built with a south wall. These stela and walls of G 6022 and G 6031 require further examination.

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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
    12/11/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Shepseskafankh (G 6040)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 6022

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6023

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

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.