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Diary Transcription:

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Saturday, May 7, 1938 (continued)

(2) G 2153 (continued)
G 2153 A. Drawing of shaft.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2154
Partly destroyed crude brick and rubble mastaba. It is south of G 2154a and east of G 2153, with seven shafts A, B, C, D, E, F, X.

G 2154 A: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is north of B and east of C. Total depth 1.65 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x,

G 2154 B: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. On north break through A. It is south of A and east of D. Total depth 70 cm. Drift sand. Chamber on south. Lined with rubble but only on south with stones. Roof gone. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2154 C: In shaft and chamber. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is west of A and east of E. Total depth 1.7 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Drift sand. Chamber in shaft. North-south lined with rubble. Roof gone. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2154 D: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is west of B and east of F and south of C. Total depth 1.3 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Drift sand. Break through C. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

G 2154 E: In shaft. Lined with rubble. It is west of C and north of F. Total depth 1.95 meters. Excavated before 90 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

G 2154 F: In shaft. Lined with rubble and ends at rock. It is west of D and south of E. Total depth 1.6 meters. Excavated before 70 cm. Drift sand. Ends at rock. No chamber, type 7x.

Drawing of G 2152-2154 and G 2156 on page 659.

Sunday, May 8, 1938

Work on
(1) G 2154a A, B, C, D, E
(2) G 2156 [= G 2156'] A, B, C
(3) G 2222 A, B, C, D

(1) G 2154a
Partly destroyed rubble mastaba. North of G 2154, south of G 2156 and west of 2223a, with five shafts. A, B, C, D, E.

G 2154a A: In shaft and chamber. Lined above with rubble and rock cut below. It is south of B and east of C. Total depth 3.6 meters. Excavated before 1.5 meters. Sand, dirty debris and drift papers. Chamber on west. Cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing on page 659.

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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
    05/07/1938; 05/08/1938
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2153

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2154

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2154a

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2156'

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2222

    • 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.