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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.


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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  • 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
  • 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.