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Monday, December 14, 1925 (continued)


See December 17
mastabas [alpha], [beta], [gamma] and G 6035 are older and have an orientation slightly north of east.
Mastaba G 6034 was built over the inclined construction plane of the unfinished mastaba [alpha] and over the mastaba G 6035. Pit F in G 6034 belongs also to an earlier tomb. Mastaba G 6035, if it is a mastaba, appears to be later than [beta] and [gamma].
Mastaba G 6034, contrary to custom, has its long axis east-west and manifestly faces G 6040. The arrangement of the pits suggests the subsidiary complex of Dynasty 6 [corrected in red pencil by GAR, 1938].

(3) G 6035
The casing on the east descends into the natural fissure. Southeast corner broken.
G 6035 A: Depth 3.05 meters. Chamber on south, mixed debris and potsherds, but unused owing to big boulder in chamber.


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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 6034

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6035

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • 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.