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Thursday, December 17, 1925 (continued)

(2) G 6035
G 6035 B: Depth 1.92 meters. Mixed debris, sand and limestone rubbish. Chamber on south; Skeleton contracted on left side, head north. No objects. In the filling found a crys. stone with green copper oxide, a whetstone for chisels


South of pit B, between B and A is another pit which runs under the east wall of G 6035 and cannot yet be excavated. Original filling?
The other pits C - H which have been cleared appear to be merely foundation compartments ending at rock surface, filled with original filling and never used as graves:
G 6035 C: Depth 1.78 meters
G 6035 D: Depth 2 meters
G 6035 E: Depth 1.57 meters
G 6035 F: Depth 1.45 meters
G 6035 G: Depth 1.55 meters
G 6035 H: Runs under construction ramp of [alpha] and not yet cleared.

(3) G 6040
Followed out the large causeway


which runs up to floor of G 6040 from the east and reached the rock surface about 35 meters east of G 6036. The ramp (unexplained) was built over the causeway, but its relation to G 6041, G 6042, etc. is not yet clear.

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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 6

  • G 6034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6042

    • 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.