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Monday, March 11, 1940 (continued)

(6) G 2471
A stone mastaba with its southwest corner broken away. It is east of G 2469 - G 2469b, north of G 2469a and west of G 2472; contains of eight shafts, A-E, X, Y, Z; not started with them. We found east of G 2471 and north of the roof of the chamber X. Round limestone offering stone inscribed all around in incised inscriptions, north of it offering basin inscribed all around in incised inscriptions, both found in original place and left in place for photo.

(7) G 2472
A stone partly destroyed mastaba. Destroyed on south beside shaft Z; in the lining on east at the south is a jamb, perhaps was a place of a stele and now removed. Lining on north not yet exposed. Exposed the shafts of the mastaba, and they are shafts, A, B, X, Y, Z; but not started in them. Also exposed a serdab, built of stones, running east-west and partly destroyed on north and west. Roof gone; total depth 50 centimeters. Cleared on limestone debris.

(8) G 2472a
That mastaba is east of G 2471 and north of G 2472 and G 2196. Exposed two shafts in that place, they are between G 2472 and G 2196. There is not any mastaba to which these shafts may belong so we numbered them G 2472a A and B; they are north of G 2196, south of G 2472 and east of G 2469a and not started with them.

Tuesday, March 12, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, March 13, 1940

Work on:
(1) north of G 2465
(2) G 2472
(3) G 2473

(1) North of G 2465
North of that mastaba and south of M. Boraize's house [Baraize]. In removing the old dump. Searching for mastabas and shafts in that place. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. No lining exposed.

(2) G 2472
On top of that mastaba on north, in exposing the lining of the mastaba on west and east on north end and the lining on north side. Sand, limestone debris, rubble and red debris. Exposed a foundation of a stone room, partly destroyed, only the foundation stones remained, on north, west and south. uninscribed room. Perhaps the door opened to east but only exactly exposed. In the debris of the room we found. Yellow, broken and decayed limestone fragment inscribed in sunk relief and left in place. Length 1.3 meters, width .53 meters and .15 meters thick. Sketch of the stone.
All the lining of the mastaba exposed, it is only destroyed on north and partly on east. Room cleared on rock surface.

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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
    03/11/1940; 03/12/1940; 03/13/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Mentioned on page
    Émile Baraize, French, 1874–1952
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2466

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2469

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2471

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2472

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2473

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • Émile Baraize

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1874–1952
    • Remarks French engineer working for the Service des Antiquities who excavated around the Sphinx from 1926-1936.