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Monday, November 23, 1925 (continued)

(1) G 6010 (continued)
In fact the dressing has only been begun. In the southwest quarter of room b is an unfinished and unused burial pit about 2 meters deep, the kerb of which rises 30-40 cm above the rock. The kerb is embedded in a low mound of mason's debris which slopes away to north and east. The pit and the rest of the room was filled with clean drift sand. The pit is intrusive.
G 6010 rooms c, d: room d is a roofed colonnade (square pillars) around the eastern and southern sides of the open court c[???]. Reliefs on east wall of d in L.D. II 56 a and a[???].
G 6010 e: The inscribed upper part of the pillars and the architrave are now in Berlin. I presume the great roofing blocks which we found over G 6012, G 6013, G 6014 were removed from this room by Lepsius as he entered an empty chamber through the hole still visible in the east wall. In the sand is a layer of dark brown matter, a deposit mainly bat's dung which seems to represent the floor as found by Lepsius. The west wall has been badly damaged in places by modern thieves hunting the serdab.
G 6010 f: no niche in west wall (or elsewere). The two vertical bands are painted to represent granite and seem to picture a portico. The walls have been badly damaged in the search for a serdab and by attempting to remove reliefs.

(2) G 6020
G 6020 rooms b, serdab and c: Finished room b and serdab and partly cleared room c. The roof in c is elevated around the niche. [ILLUSTRATION] Possibly there was a window, but the roofing stones directly over this place are gone.

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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 6012

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6014

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • 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.