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Wednesday, December 9, 1925 (continued)

Another factor was that Line I was on pit-work.

(1) G 6020
Clearing surface debris and drift sand from behind G 6020 exposing back [west] wall. The walls of G 6020 are dressed flat on east, west and south but not on north. On north the rough wall was concealed by the mastaba G 6040.

(2) G 6021
Finished clearing top and sides of G 6021. In the course of clearing the western side, we exposed another mastaba, rubble cased in small stones. [ILLUSTRATION]. G 6024
G 6021 A: Cleared pit A. Depth 4.45 meters. Sand to 3 meters, then mixed dirty debris. Chamber on west, full of sand.
G 6021 B: Cleared B: Unused. Descends 1.65 meters to rock surface and ends. Lined with mud-plastered rubble. Mixed debris.
G 6021 C: Down 81 cm; Rubble lined; Debris is fairly clean sand and rubbish.


(3) G 6022
Cleared top and sides of G 6022. Behind touched no other mastaba but only drift sand.
G 6022 A: Depth 3.1 meters, sand to 1.3 meters and then rubbish. Chamber on west.
G 6022 B: Depth 2.25 meters, no chamber, unused.


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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 4

  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6022

    • 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.