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Friday, November 20, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6010 (continued)
The layers of organic matter were higher up than the fragments on floor.


(2) G 6030
Trenched along east face of G 6030 cutting through Old Kingdom floor to rock. The rock from the wall to edge of scarp is covered to a depth of 15-25 cm with mason's debris (clean limestone chips) the trodden surface of which forms the Old Kingdom floor.


There was no trace of any sloping passage. See 5) below.

(3) G 6040
Clearing front of group northwards reached northeast corner of G 6040.


Exposed the back of G 6041 and another rubble mastaba G 6045 built against G 6041 on the north.
G 6041 appears to be the nucleus of this complex G 6041 G 6045 etc. The f.c. of G 6040 has not been dressed. Nevertheless the Old Kingdom floor is on a level near the bottom of this f.c. and G 6041 rises from that floor.

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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 5

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6041

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6045

    • 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.