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Thursday, November 19, 1925 (continued)

(5) G 6020, G 6030, G 6040 (continued)
In the drift sand, a number of objects were found of two widely separated periods. 1) Old Kingdom,
2) Saite-Ptolemaic period.
I. Front of G 6010 addition just south of G 6020, and east of front line of G 6020:
1. Old Kingdom black flint knife [ILLUSTRATION] cf. Menkaure temples
2. one-half Old Kingdom drab flint knife [ILLUSTRATION] cf. Menkaure temples
3. Saite three fragments of blue frit new year's bottle [ILLUSTRATION]
II. Front of G 6020:
1. Old Kingdom - pedestal and feet of life-size statue in local limestone [ILLUSTRATION] uninscribed.
2. Old Kingdom - center part of two lower legs of life-size statue of man. Tura limestone.
3. Old Kingdom - fragment of arm of same? statue. Tura limestone.
4. Old Kingdom - ankle of small statuette. Tura limestone.
5. Old Kingdom - part of lid of canopic jar.
6. Old Kingdom - alabaster dish. [ILLUSTRATION]
7. Old Kingdom - fragment alabaster. [ILLUSTRATION]
8. Saite - two fragments of Greek? pottery.
9. Saite - fragments of blue faience amulet - deity.
10. Saite - feet of late ushabti, inscribed.
11. Saite - fragment of two late blue faience rings.
12. Saite - fragments of several blue faience vessels, one perhaps Old Kingdom.
III. Lying on top of back part of filling of G 6041 (near G 6040)
1. Old Kingdom - head of male statuette [25-11-13] similar to that found yesterday of a woman.

(6) G 6041
In clearing face of G 6040 uncovered back of a rubble mastaba numbered G 6041. On top of the partly decayed back of this mastaba (in the filling) lay a small limestone head, male, [ILLUSTRATION]. See No. III above.

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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
    11/19/1925
  • Mentioned on page
    Menkaure
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Menkaure

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Fifth king of Dynasty 4. Son of Khafre. Husband of Khamerernebti II. Builder of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Known two thousand years later by the Greeks as King Mycerinus.

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.