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Friday, November 27, 1925
Ninth day of work.

Cold storm from south-southwest continued all night and this morning with blown sand increasing about 9 a.m. Wind died down a little after dark.

Quftis: 100

Work on:
(1) G 6020 room d
(2) G 6020 pit A
(3) G 6030 pit A
(4) G 6050 east front
(5) G 6015, G 6016

(1) G 6020
G 6020 room d: Continued clearing sand and stones from G 6020 d. Within a meter of bottom at north end. Leaving large dressed blocks on floor. Removing weathered and broken blocks.

(2) G 6020
G 6020 A: Banked up mastaba filling on north of pit with rubble. Descended 655 cm.


It was filled with drift sand to a depth of 480 cm. On a surface in this sand about 50 cm above rock, the casing in the southeast corner was heavily blackened by a fire (lighted by thieves for warmth or cooking).
Below the sand, the filling is coarse rubbish and large stones thrown in by thieves. The northern wall of the pit has been destroyed to within three courses of rock.

(3) G 6030
G 6030 A: Down 12.65 meters. Drift sand all the way.

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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 6015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • 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.