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Wednesday, December 2, 1925 (continued)

(3) G 6030
G 6030 A: Still clearing chamber of pit A. After removing sand found the coarse debris had been heaped on the floor by the thieves to a pile about 90 cm high. In this coarse debris found:
three cylinder blue beads (faded)
fragments of ordinary Old Kingdom coarse offering jar
fragments of Old Kingdom [ILLUSTRATION] bowl with recurved rim of extra fine brown drab paste (hard).

(4) G 6040
G 6040 B: Down 12.75 meters, coarse debris as before.
G 6040 C: Measured C and filled it from B.
G 6040 E: Cleared out passage between pit and chamber. This passage is roofed with fine limestone slabs (on east, rest a rock ledge, on west, rest on masonry).


The chamber is filled with mixed debris, sand and limestone rubbish sloping down from entrance. On the west of chamber a rock cut burial receptacle.
The total depth of the pit is 11.8 meters.

(5) G 6040
G 6040 rooms b and c: Continued clearing rooms b and c in G 6040 to within 60 cm of floor.
Room c is an open court with a colonnade of square pillars. The face of the colonnade is exposed on north side of c and nearly half way down east side. The colonnade is filled with drift sand; but the walls visible over the drift show no traces of inscriptions or reliefs.
In the northwest quarter of c found five fragments of alabaster, one a segment of front of a statuette. Also a fragment of a limestone figure, the mortar, of a woman grinding bread.

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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 2

  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • 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.