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Thursday, December 28, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 5223
It was a crude brick mastaba, because we found the remains of the lining. It is south of G 5222, east of G 5224 and north of G 5220. With one shaft, lettered A. The drawing of the mastaba will be with G 5222.

G 5223 A: Lined above with crude brick and cut in bad rock below. It is in the middle of the mastaba and it was excavated before. We stopped work in the shaft because it is in bad rock and a big stone fell from G 5220. We cannot excavate it, we are afraid about the men. Also Mr. Floroff agreed with that.

(3) G 5224
A stone mastaba. Lining partly preserved on east and north. It is west of G 5222 - G 5223, east of G 5225 and north of G 5220 with two shafts: A and B. Sketch of mastaba.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5224 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and cut in bad rock below. It is north of B. total depth 4.1 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on east. Cut in bad rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 5224 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with crude brick and cut in bad rock below. It is south of A. Total depth 2.7 meters. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Cut in rock. Only the jambs with rubble. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    12/28/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Mentioned on page
    Alexander Floroff
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 5220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5222

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5223

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5224

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5225

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • Alexander Floroff

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Surveyor for expedition.
  • 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.