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Saturday, May 6, 1939 (continued)

(2) G 2061a
G 2061a A: Removed the chamber blocking. It was cut in bad rock and roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from blocking. Body head on north, left for photo.

(3) G 2231
G 2231 B: Removed the roof of the chamber of that shaft. Stones and mud. Small very decayed wooden coffin appeared. Small body, head on north. Left for photo. Found on top of mastaba, south of B: fragment of arm of a limestone figure, 39-5-2.

G 2231 E: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble from blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(4) G 2232
G 2232 A: Removed the roof of the chamber. Cut in rock. Stones, and mud from roof. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2232 B: Removed the roof of the coffin. Cut in rock. Stones, mud and rubble. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2232 C: Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of stones and roofed with stones. Stone, rubble, and mud from the blocking. Sand in the chamber. Body, head on north. Left for photo.
G 2232 D. Removed the chamber blocking. It is built of stones and roofed with slabs. Rubble, mud and sand. Body, head on north, left for photo.

(5) G 2233
G 2233 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on northeast. Left for photo.

G 2233 C: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs, bound with gypsum. Rubble, and mud from the blocking head displaced thrown on bones, left for photo.

G 2233 D: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head displaced, thrown to north. Left for photo.

(6) G 2234
G 2234 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble, stones and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, underneath his head is a stone. Left for photo.

(7) G 2236
G 2236 B: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and rubble and roofed with slabs. Rubble, and mud from blocking. Body, head east (broken), part of the bones inside the chamber and part outside it. Left for photo.

(8) G 2237
G 2237 A: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of stones and roofed with slabs. Rubble and mud from the blocking. North-south built stone coffin, roof gone. In the coffin, body, head on north. Left for photo.

(9) East of G 2240
East of the mastaba. Searching for the head of the kneeling statue we found before. Sand, limestone debris and rubble. Nothing found.

In building a guard hut on top of G 2220, instead of the old hut, which was northeast of G 2000.

Sunday, May 7 1939

Work on
(1) G 2238 Y, Z
(2) G 2239 A, B, D, F, J
(3) G 2239b A
(4) G 2239c A
(5) G 2241 A, B

(1) G 2238
G 2238 Y: Removed the chamber blocking, which is built of crude brick, rubble and stones. Roofed with slabs. Rubble, and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

G 2238 Z: Removed the chamber blocking. Built of crude brick and roofed with slabs. Small stone, rubble and mud from the blocking. Body, head on north, left for photo.

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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
    05/06/1939; 05/07/1939
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

Tombs and Monuments 13

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2061

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2220

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2230+2231

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2232

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2233

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2234

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2236

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2237

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2238

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2239

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2240

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2241

    • 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.