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Saturday, November 28, 1925.
Tenth day of work.

Quftis: 100

Work on:
(1) G 6020 room d
(2) G 6020 pit A
(3) G 6030 pit A
(4) G 6040 pits A - E
(5) G 6050 front

(1) G 6020
G 6020 room d: Room d in G 6020 was almost finished at sunset. A rough rock floor is appearing.

(2) G 6020
G 6020 A: Down 9.3 meters. The debris is so clean, it might almost be original filling except for the occurrence just above this level of a large stone.

(3) G 6030
G 6030 A: The chamber roof appeared at 15.2 meters. Drift sand all the way down. Reached depth of 15.8 cm.

(4) G 6040
The top of G 6040 is cased on top like G 6010 - G 6030. Between the block of the top casing found five open pits. All were filled with sand as far as we have gone. And all except E were lined with rubble.
G 6040 A: Down 120 cm.[ILLUSTRATION]
G 6040 B: Down 570 cm.
G 6040 C: Down 380 cm. At 150 cm pit widens. The rubble wall on the north side above the widening is carried by two slanting stones. [ILLUSTRATION]
G 6040 D: Merely opened.
G 6040 E: Down 530 cm. The sides are lined with dressed stones. Near top two pieces of a wooden log which appears not to be very ancient.

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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 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

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.