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Saturday, Friday, November 21, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6010
Continued clearing southwards along face of G 6010, and revealed G 6011 and G 6012 embedded in debris of decay and covered by drift sand. Partly on the surface and partly in the drift sand were eight or ten large blocks of nummulitic limestone from the wall of G 6010. These were rolled or dragged off to the east.


On the southern edge of the disturbed Saite burial debris found a small green scarab. [ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 6010
Finished clearing portico with two square pillars front of doorway of G 6010 room a and entered room a which is separated from b by two square pillars. The room was filled nearly to the roof with drift sand. The southern end has been cleared of sand and a rough retaining wall of limestone fragments built at [arrow]. This clearing came in from room c. Room b is also filled with drift sand.

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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 3

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6012

    • 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.