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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, November 20, 1923
Third day of work.

Workmen:
Quftis: 96

Another threatening day with shower of rain about 11 a.m. Had some of the guards and a mason from Kofr Seman repairing floors, roads, etc. Late in the afternoon, there was heavy rain in Cairo.
Dr. H.R. Hall spent morning here and had lunch.

Work on:
(1) Front G 6010
(2) Front of G 6030
(3) Front G 6040
(4) G 6020 rooms a and b
(5) G 6030 room a
(6) G 6010 pit A
(7) G 6011

(1) G 6010
Continued clearing front of group southwards working in front of G 6010. Reached front wall at north and laid bare about one-third. Approaching the middle front, encountered two layers of bones, organic matter and Saite objects in drift sand about 50 cm apart and each later is about 35 cm thick. These are disturbed deposits which appear to have been thrown out from the additional chamber of G 6010. From this mixed debris parts of two limestone statues (Dynasty 5-6) and fragments of Saite objects (faience vessels, udjat eye, and amulets).
East of north addition of G 6010 are the bases of pillars which supported a portico. [ILLUSTRATION] East of the portico (see xxx in sketch below) were sixteen fragments of alabaster statue or statues. One was inscribed [GLYPHS] i.e. royal. Also fragments of black basalt statue. These were in old Old Kingdom floor which was formed on mason's debris.

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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
    11/20/1925
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Henry Reginald Holland Hall, British, 1873–1930

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 6010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6040

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

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.
  • Henry Reginald Holland Hall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1873–1930
    • Remarks British Museum; Egyptologist and historian. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.