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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, November 28, 1925 (continued)

(5) G 6050
Continued clearing front of G 6050. Drift sand except in angle between G 6010 and G 6020.

[ILLUSTRATION]

The cut reached to within about a meter of the rock. Found fragments of alabaster canopic (?) (cut from old statue) and one-half model alabaster dish.

(6) G 6014
Opened the door-blocks in G 6014 pits C and E.
G 6014 C: Chamber in filling of mastaba: rubble walls, roofed with limestone slabs. Body contracted on left side, head north.
G 6014 E: Chamber filled with sand (from cracks) Body of infant, badly decayed bones.

(7) G 6014
G 6014 X: Opened door block of G 6041 X. Skeleton half contracted on left side, head north. Stone under head: fragments of cloth wrappings.

Sunday, November 29, 1925
Eleventh day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 100

Work on:
(1) G 6020 room d
(2) G 6020 pit A
(3) G 6030 pits A and B
(4) G 6040 rooms a and b
(5) G 6040 pits B, C, D, E
(6) G 6050

On the Rail Road line north of G 6040 running east southeast into quarry dump emptied loaded cars as follows.
8:30 a.m. to noon: 61, noon to 4:30: 66
total: 127

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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
    11/29/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • 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.