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Diary Transcription:

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Wednesday, December 2, 1925
Thirteenth day of work

Workmen:
Quftis: 100

Work on:
(1) G 6020 A and dump
(2) G 6020 room a
(3) G 6030 pit A
(4) G 6040 pits
(5) G 6040 rooms b and c
(6) G 6050 south end
(7) G 6016

Dense fog from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., lightening to noon, leaving sky cloudy. Very unusual - clouds after fog.

cars emptied:
Line I (about two-thirds of work. The rest with full basket carry)
to 8 am: 34, 8:30 - noon: 68, noon - 4:30: 77
total: 179
Line II 8:30 - noon: 37, noon - 4:30: 87
total: 124
grand total: 303

(1) G 6020
Laid a short R.R. line to remove our dump from G 6020 A and to clear back of G 6020 and G 6040.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 6020 A: Reached the top of the doorway to the chamber at 14.9 meters. Debris changed from sand to mixed debris which runs into chamber. Down 15.2 meters.

(2) G 6020

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 6020 room a: Cleared out a crack observed in floor of room a in G 6020 and found it a natural fissure averaging about 50 cm in width and almost 80 cm deep. At the bottom the natural stone which filled the fissure is visible. Ordered the fissure filled with limestone debris and stones placed to support the corner of the doorway.

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Details

  • 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
    12/02/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6050

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

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.