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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 16, 1925, (continued)

(2) G 6036
Finished clearing G 6036. This mastaba was built against and over the causeway which leads up to the floor of the area north of G 6040, and over the filling of the fissure which is crossed by the said causeway. There is a difference of about 180 cm between the rock east of G 6036 and the rock on which G 6040 was built (i.e. the floor north of G 6040).
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Thus G 6036 has no south wall except where the south wall rises above the causeway.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 6036 A: Finished clearing chamber (on east).

[ILLUSTRATION]

Rock falls abruptly from northeast corner to southwest corner. In pit of chamber, remains of heavy wooden coffin (boards 5 cm thick) and broken human bones.

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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
    12/16/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 6036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • 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.