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Saturday, December 30, 1939 (continued)

(4) G 5236 (continued)
G 5236 F: In shaft. Lined with rubble. Ends at rock. It is north of E and south of G. Total depth 1 meter. Sand, dirty drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber. Type 7 X.
G 5236 G. In shaft. Lined with rubble. Ends at rock. It is north of G and west of D. Total depth 1 meter. Sand, limestone debris (drifted by air). No chamber. Type 7 X.

Sunday, December 31, 1939

Work on:
(1) G 4910
(2) G 4930 chapel
(3) G 5233 O, P, S

(1) G 4910
In exposing the southwest and the southeast corners of the mastaba for drawing.

(2) G 4930
In cleaning the chapel of the mastaba for drawing. Searching for the door of the chapel. One big stone from the mastaba, sand and limestone debris. Cleared for drawing.

(3) G 5233
G 5233 O: In shaft. Lined above with masonry on east and north, but on south and west lining destroyed. It is west of G 5232 and south of G 5233 and north of shaft Q. Down 1 meter. Limestone debris, rubble and dirty debris. In shaft is an inscribed limestone fragment with a figure seated at a table of bread and some incised inscription. Perhaps that stone was in the roof of the chamber, because the chamber appeared on west. Stone left in place for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft and not started with the chamber.

G 5233 P: In shaft. Built of crude brick only on south with stones of the mastaba G 5230. It is west to south of O. Total depth 1.35 meters. Dirty debris and limestone debris. Chamber on east. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Blocked with one stone, partly destroyed on top part. Above the roof of the passage is a round stone perhaps a drum from the chapel, inscribed in sunk relief. Found in shaft debris. Granite fragment perhaps from the upper arm of a statue. Reached the rock in shaft, but not started in the chamber. Stone left in place for photo.

G 5233 S: In shaft and chamber. Lined with crude brick, only on east with masonry it is north of M. Total depth 2 meters. Dirty debris, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north. Built of crude brick only on east is a limestone filling. Lining on south removed and also the roof. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

In the afternoon all the guards and working boys were in preparing for a railway line west of G 2430 running to the west and after that turned to north, beside the old dump on east. That for search for new mastabas and shafts in that place.

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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
    12/30/1939; 12/31/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 6

  • G 2430

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4910

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4930

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5236

    • 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.