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Saturday, April 22, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2232
G 2232 A: In shaft. Lined with masonry but only on east with rubble. It is south of B, north of G 2233, down 1.0 meter, limestone debris, and rubble. Chamber in middle of shaft, roofed with stones and with traces of mud, left for photo.

G 2232 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble. It is north of A and east of C. Total depth 1.1 meter. Chamber on south built with masonry and roofed with slabs. No blocking. North-south rock cut coffin covered with slabs and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2232 C: In shaft. Lined with rubble, but only with masonry on south. It is west of B and east of D. Total depth 1.05 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with two slabs and rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

G 2232 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble, but only on south with stones. It is west of C. Total depth 1.05 meters, sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Chamber on south blocked with slab and rubble and bound with mud, left for photo.

(3) South of G 2240
In exposing the remains of the lining on south, sand, limestone debris, and rubble. Exposed the lining on south.

cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 90
8:30 to 12:00: 180
2:30 to evening: 170
Total: 440

Sunday, April 23, 1939

work on
(1) top and east of G 2231 and shaft J
(2) top of G 2240

(1) G 2231
On top of the mastaba and east of shaft E, we expose shaft J.

East of this mastaba, in the street between this mastaba and G 2240, in clearing the street and in exposing the lining of this mastaba on east, drift sand, limestone debris, rubble and stones. In the lining of the mastaba on east is an uninscribed niche. Exposed the lining on east and cleared the street on rock surface.

G 2231 J: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble. Ends at rock. It is east of shaft E. Total depth 1.3 meters, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Chamber on north built of rubble and roofed with slabs. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(2) G 2240
On top of the mastaba searching for the rest of shafts, sand, limestone debris and rubble. Exposed the lining on west, but not on north and east.

cars emptied:
6:00 to 8:00: 70
8:30 to 12:00: 130
2:30 to evening: 120
Total: 320

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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
    04/22/1939; 04/23/1939
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 4

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.