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Thursday, April 18, 1940

work on
(1) G 2464 A, B, C
(2) G 2469 A
(3) North and west of G 2475

(1) G 2464
G 2464 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, crude brick, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, tight contracted skeleton, head north (broken). The body was inside a wooden decayed coffin, because around the body and above it are traces of decayed wood. Body and fragments of wood left for photo.

G 2464 B: Removed chamber II blocking. It is cut in rock, stones, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. North-south rock cut coffin, roofed with two slabs with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2464 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, big rough rubble, rubble and traces of mud from the blocking. Body, contracted skeleton, head north, left for photo.

(2) G 2469
G 2469 A: Removed the chamber blocking. It is cut in rock, stone, rubble and traces of mud. North-south coffin not yet exposed if it is a built coffin or rock cut coffin. Covered with one slab and rubble on north and bound with gypsum, left for photo.

(3) North and west of G 2475
North of that mastaba in exposing the lining of the new discovered mastabas, sand, limestone debris, rubble, stones and dirty debris. Remains of lining not yet exposed.
West of that mastaba appeared a stone mastaba but the remains of lining not yet exposed. Mastaba not yet numbered. On the western side of that mastaba exposed four shafts. Not yet lettered and not yet started with them.

Friday, April 19, 1940

work on
(1) G 2466
(2) G 2467

(1) G 2466
On top of that mastaba in exposing the remains of the lining of the mastaba and the shafts, sand, limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. It is a stone mastaba north of G 2465 and west of G 2467. Between it and G 2467 is a street and in that street is shaft X. Exposed eight shafts, A-H but not started with them. North of that mastaba appeared the lining of a mastaba connected with it. Remains of lining not yet exposed. All the lining of G 2466 exposed. Drawing.

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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
    04/18/1940; 04/19/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2464

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2465

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2466

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2467

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2475

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.