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Sunday, December 6, 1925 (continued)

(3) G 6040
G 6040 B: Entered chamber through thieves entrance. Rubbish slopes down from thieves hole in door block. The room is similar to G 6020 A and G 6030 A with coffin cut in rock. East and south of the coffin there is no debris. On floor alabaster headrest [25-12-119], alabaster models, wood, ox bones, etc. A bare spot in roof had been repaired but the stones and plaster had fallen out onto the rubbish.
In clearing rubbish found three alabaster models [25-12-113, 25-12-114, 25-12-115], fragments wood, pottery [25-12-121, 25-12-122, 25-12-123], etc., seven bronze models [25-12-120], etc. also, about one-half an alabaster ointment plaque.

(4) Between G 6030 and G 6040 (Line II)
Continued clearing drift sand and fallen stones from between G 6020 and G 6030 on one side and G 6040 on the other. Railroad Line II.

(5) West of G 6040
On Line II working out debris back of G 6040 came on mastaba G 6021. Working at sand from north end of back of G 6040 by Line I exposed the north end of G 6021.

(6) G 6021
G 6021 is a large rubble mastaba directly behind G 6040 with a passage of less than a meter between. Exposed north end by work from Line I and south end by Line II.

(7) North of G 6040
Continued clearing drift sand by Line I over area north of G 6040 and westwards. Exposed north end of G 6021 (see 6) and three small rubble mastabas: G 6031, G 6032, G 6033.

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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 7

  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6021

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6031

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6032

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6033

    • 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.