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Monday, January 1, 1940 (continued)

(4) G 5243 (continued)
G 5243 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble. Ends at rock. It is west of B and north of C. Total depth 1.05 meters. Sand, dirty debris and limestone debris. Ends at rock. No chamber. type 7 X.

G 5243 E: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble. Ends at rock. It is west of C. Total depth 1.35 meters. Sand, limestone debris, dirty debris and rubble. Chamber on north. Built of crude brick, roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

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G 5243 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and cut in rock below. It is north of the mastaba, north of shafts B and C. Total depth 2.6 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris, rubble and stones. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: an inscribed limestone fragment perhaps from the chapel (stone showing figure holding sticks on a boat, (a boating scene)). Now left on top of shaft. Cleared. Drawing.

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In cleaning west of G 2430, for a railway line running to west and then turned to the north, east of the old dump. Search for new mastaba and shafts in that place.

Tuesday, January 2, 1940
Day of rest.

Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Work on:
(1) G 5227 and shaft A, B, X, Y, Z

(1) G 5227
A stone mastaba. North of G 5220 and west of G 5227 a, with an uninscribed chapel opened on east. In the chapel two shaft X, Y. The mastaba consists of six shafts A, B, C, X, Y, Z. Sketch of the mastaba and G 5227 on page 864.

G 5227 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick topped with a little part of rubble. Ends at rock. It is north of B. Total depth 1.3 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Built of crude brick. Roof destroyed. No blocking. Found in shaft debris: well cut limestone mace head (fragment of) 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
    01/01/1940; 01/02/1940; 01/03/1940
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5243

    • 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.