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Thursday, December 17, 1925 (continued)

(4) G 6040
Cleared off top of G 6021, east part, and exposed the surface of the inclined ceremonial causeway.


(5) G 6041
G 6041 A: The pit is deeper on west, 3.25 meters, but on east is only 2.8 meters.
G 6041 F: Depth 3.65 meters. Original filling. Chamber on west, door block in place.

(6) G 6042
Clearing offering chamber of sand found a lintel stone with signs in relief [GLYPHS] [Seneb].
From the chamber the thieves (not modern, antiquity thieves) have broken into the serdab and into pit A. The well defined top of the pit A was about a meter below the top of the mastaba and the thieves built a rough kerb over the top of the pit to keep back mastaba filling. The bottom stone of this kerb on the southwest corner of the pit was a small battered pair statue (man and wife) face down (hands and feet gone) [25-12-245]. The mans' head found on November 19 on back part of the mastaba G 6041 (Reg. no. 25-11-13), fits on the male figure of this pair.

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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
  • Mentioned on page
    Seneb (G 6042)
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 6021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

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.