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Friday, December 4, 1925 (continued)

(4) G 6020
G 6020 room c: In clearing floor of G 6020 c found a natural fissure filled with sand nearly a meter wide. This was originally two cracks nearly parallel but at some time the rock between the two has been broken out to a depth of about one meter. I suggest the crack was repaired by builders and the stone filling was torn out by treasure seekers. Ordered filled with limestone rubbish.

(5) G 6020
[West side of G 6020.] Continued clearing away the dump from G 6020 A both our dump and the old thieves dump. Reached nearly to northwest corner of G 6020.

(6) G 7000 SW (southwest)
Continued cutting small trenches working towards northwest. The rock lies about the same depth below the surface (3 meters). The surface of the rock rises slowly and the top surface rather more rapidly so that the depth of the debris is increasing. The debris is hard packed fairly clean rubbish (mainly mason's or quarrymen's debris) thrown out from the north or northwest. In the weathered surface debris were found a few potsherds, a scarab, some blue amulets and fragments, and other scraps of the Saite and Ptolemaic period.
East of this ground the sebbakh digging has exposed a row of small mastabas.
The four rows of massive core mastabas appear to have had five cores each - G 7110 and G 7120, G 7130, G 7140 and G 7150; G 7210 and G 7220, G 7230, G 7240 and G 7250, etc.
The mastabas outlying to the south appear to be smaller, and constructed without cores (i.e. walls of massive gray stones filled with rubbish)

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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
    12/04/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 7

Published Documents 1

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.