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Wednesday, February 14, 1940 (continued)

(4) G 2439a (continued)
G 2439a C: In shaft. Lined with crude brick and bound with plaster. It is east of A. total depth 2.3 meters. Limestone debris, red debris and dirty debris. Chamber on south. Built of masonry and roofed with slabs. No blocking. skeleton, mask, head north covered with a plaster cap. The body covered with mud same as wrapped linen. Left for photo.

G 2439a D: In shaft and chamber. Ends at rock. Lined with crude brick bound with plaster. It is west of B. total depth 1.45 meters. Sand and limestone debris. Chamber on south. Built of crude brick and roofed with slabs. Roof partly destroyed. No blocking. Cleared. Empty. Drawing.

(5) G 2441
A stone mastaba. West of G 2442, east of G 2441a and north of G 2402b. Contains five shafts: A, B, C, X, Y.

G 2441 A: In shaft. Lined above with masonry and rock cut below. It is south of B. down 2.5 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Not reached the rock in shaft and reached the chamber.

G 2441 B: In shaft and chamber I. lined with rubble. North of A and south of C. down 70 centimeters. Sand and limestone debris.
Chamber I. On west. Built of rubble, roof gone. No blocking. Chamber I cleared. Not reached the rock in shaft and chamber II not yet appeared.

G 2441 C: In shaft and chamber I. lined with rubble north of B. down 2.0 meters. sand, limestone debris and rubble.
Chamber I. On west. Built of rubble and was roofed with slabs. Because we found one of the roofing slabs above the door. Chamber I cleared. Rock in shaft not yet reached, and chamber II not yet appears.

G 2441 X: In shaft and chamber. Ends in limestone filling. Lined with masonry. It is in the street south of Y and east of AB. total depth 1.55 meters. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south. Built of masonry and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. 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
    02/14/1940
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2402

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2439

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2441

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2442

    • 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.