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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.


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.

See G 6030 of this date.

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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 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.