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Diary Transcription:

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Thursday, December 3, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6020
G 6020 A: Reached bottom of shaft (G 6020 A) at a depth of 16.85 cm. Mixed sand and limestone rubbish. This mixed debris with lager stone from the door block descends into the chamber on a slope. Began clearing chamber.

(2) G 6030
G 6030 A: Finished clearing chamber of G 6030 A. A few more fragments of the R.P. bowl and of another vessel.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 6040
G 6040 B: Down 14.45 meter. Same debris.
G 6040 D: Resumed work in pit D (afternoon) and down 7.9 meters. Limestone rubbish.
G 6040 E: Finished clearing chamber.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Found a "digging shekf" (fragment of a R.P. bowl Old Kingdom) and a quartzite stone used to sharpen chisels.

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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
    12/03/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 3

  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • 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.