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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, December 5, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6020
G 6020 A: Cleared away sand (about 30 cm deep) in chamber and found a thin layer of dust and organic decay resting on the floor. In the latter later were a number of alabaster model vessels [25-12-87, 25-12-88, 25-12-89, 25-12-90, 25-12-91, 25-12-92, 25-12-93, 25-12-94, 25-12-95, 25-12-96, 25-12-97, 25-12-98, 25-12-99, 25-12-100, 25-12-101, 25-12-102, 25-12-103, 25-12-104], some beads [25-12-107], fragments of wood [25-12-108], animal bones [25-12-109], and fragments of human bones.
The plan of the chamber is like that of G 6030 A but in the receptacle in floor is a sarcophagus (uninscribed) of smooth white limestone. The lid is broken in pieces and the end of the coffin is broken away.

[ILLUSTRATION with GLYPHS]

On the roof are red guiding lines.
In the sand were three alabaster models, three model chisels of copper, and potsherds, also a plasterers' bowl [ILLUSTRATION] with remains of plaster in bottom (finger marks in plaster).

(2) G 6020
G 6020 room a: Began clearing drift sand off roof of G 6020 a throwing sand into G 6030 pit A (recorded). On this sand was a dump of limestone filling from G 6030 top.
[ILLUSTRATION].

See G 6030 of this date.

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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
    12/05/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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.