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Wednesday, November 25, 1925 (continued)

(3) G 6020
G 6020 d: As stated above (November 22, No. 4), the doorway from room b to d was blocked by a fallen roof stone. Today proceeded to clear room d from above. [ILLUSTRATION] The masonry covering (or top casing) of both G 6020 and G 6030 is badly broken as well as decayed.
About a meter below the top of G 6030, we exposed a disordered layer of broken blocks (nummulitic limestone) embedded in drift sand.
The sand and debris is being thrown in front of G 6020 a and carried from there to the eastern dump.

(4) G 6020
G 6020 A: See 2) of November 19. Resumed work on G 6020, pit A cutting away the filling around the north side of pit in order to make the pit safe for clearing. The pit is filled with drift sand.

(5) G 6030
Examined top of G 6030 for main pit and found it immediately.
[G 6030 A]: Descended four meters: clean drift sand.

(6) G 6030
G 6030 B: Opened door block to burial chamber on west side of G 6030 pit B. The floor appears to be covered with a layer of mason's debris (cf. G 6010 A, for dryness?). Against west wall a coffin cut in the rock and covered with slabs of limestone (plastered joints). Intact. Nothing is visible on the floor from the doorway. Left for photography.

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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 3

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • 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.